Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman dies after fire at Glasgow care home

Fire service and police at scene

A 54-year-old woman has died following a fire at a care home in the Bridgeton area of Glasgow.

Firefighters were called to the property in Kerr Drive at 16:30 on Saturday.

The women was taken to hospital for treatment but later died from her injuries. A 78-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation at Glasgow Royal Infirmary then released.

A police spokesman said all other staff and residents were accounted for.

He said the blaze was "not thought to be suspicious at this time".

Seven residents had to be temporarily accommodated at a nearby care home.

A joint investigation with the fire service is under way to establish the exact cause.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "Four fire appliances were immediately mobilised to the scene.

"Firefighters put out a fire within a room of the property."

A staff member at the care home head office said no one was available to comment.

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