Three residents treated after blaze rips through high rise flats

Fire: Blaze rips through high rise flats in north of Glasgow.John Quinn

Three residents were treated after a major blaze ripped through high rise flats.

Fire crews were called to the incident at 5.36pm on Sunday at Charles Street in the Springburn area of Glasgow.

The fire spread over a number of floors in the building, with smoke visible across a wide area.

Fire engines from Springburn and Cowcaddens fire stations were mobilised to the multi-storey block.

A spokesman for the fire service said the fire was extinguished shortly before 9pm on Sunday.

He said: “The fire has now been extinguished and firefighters will remain at the scene for some time to continue with damping down operations.

“Three residents with minor injuries including slight smoke inhalation and symptoms of shock have been treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Fire and rescue operations are now being scaled down.

“The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and a full investigation will be carried out by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Fire Investigation team.”

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