Wreaths laid in Glasgow to Kilbirnie Street fire dead

Kilbirnie Street fire Seven firefighters died in the blaze at the Sher Brothers' cash and carry warehouse

Related Stories

Seven firefighters who perished in a warehouse blaze in Glasgow have been remembered in a wreath-laying service in Glasgow.

The ceremony - on the 42nd anniversary of the Kilbirnie Street fire - was held at a memorial for the fireman in the city's Necropolis.

The fire took place at the Sher Brothers' cash and carry warehouse.

The Glasgow Fire Service members were killed as they attempted to rescue a trapped colleague.

During the operation they were engulfed by a flashover - a burst of flame and intense heat up to 1,000 degrees.

The wreath-laying ceremony in their memory was held at the Necropolis memorial at 11:00.

In addition to family and friends of the fallen firefighters, the service was attended by representatives from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Heritage Trust, Family Support Trust and Retired Employees Association.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

9 °C 3 °C

Features

  • Robert Burns tried to keep his scandalous sex life secretThe fornicator

    What happened to the women who fell under the spell of Robert Burns


  • PiggybanksThe rich world

    Where do the wealthiest 1% live?


  • Man in a rowing boat, ChiloeStandoffish

    The islanders who'd rather not be linked to the mainland


  • Dreamland, Margate. 1986Faded glory

    Remembering England's lost theme parks


  • People readingWeekendish

    The best features you may have missed this week


Elsewhere on the BBC

Programmes

  • Water droplets bouncing off a laser-etched water repellent metal surfaceClick Watch

    The laser-etched metal surfaces that repel water, plus other technology news

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.