Glasgow & West Scotland

Fire crews tackle tenement blaze in Glasgow's west end

Blaze at tenement flat
Image caption Flames could be seen coming out of the window of the flat

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at a tenement in Glasgow's west end.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the flat in Highburgh Road, near the Byres Road junction, shortly after 16:00.

One casualty was rescued from the building and taken to hospital.

BBC Scotland correspondent James Cook, who saw the fire, said: "The flat was well ablaze with flames licking out of the window and smoke billowing.

"At one point the glass in the window blew out."

At the height of the incident, eight pumps and 30 firefighters were in attendance, and an aerial rescue platform was also used.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the building to search for casualties. The blaze was brought under control at 17:15.

Firefighters remain on the scene carrying out dampening down and salvage operations.

Crews expect to be on the scene throughout the night, and Byres Road and Highburgh Road were closed as operations continued.

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