Three people taken to hospital after fire breaks out at block of flats

Four fire engines have been sent to the scene of a blaze at a block of flats in the Ibrox area of Glasgow.

Three people have been rushed to hospital after a fire broke out at a flat block in Glasgow.

Emergency services were called to Copland Road in the Ibrox area of the city around 2.35pm on Tuesday.

Four fire engines, three ambulances and a special operation response team were sent to the scene.

Three people were rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment. Their conditions are currently unknown.

The fire is understood to have taken hold in a ground floor flat at the property.

Fire damage to property on Copland RoadSTV News

The area has been cordoned off by police.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 2.35pm on Tuesday, February 13, to reports of a dwelling fire on Copland Road, Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised four appliances to the scene to extinguish a fire affecting a ground floor flat.

“Crews remain in attendance.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We received a call at 2.39pm to attend an incident on Copland Road, Glasgow. Three ambulances and one special operation response team (SORT) were dispatched to the scene. Three patients were transported to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 2.40pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 police received a report of a fire within a flat in Copland Road, Glasgow.

“Police, SFRS (Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) and SAS (Scottish Ambulance Service) are at the scene.”

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