Woman dies following flats blaze
Friday 15 July 2011
A woman has died after a fire at a block of flats.
She and a 75-year-old man were taken to hospital following the blaze at around 4pm yesterday.
The block of flats in the Cardonald area of Glasgow was evacuated as more than 15 firefighters dealt with the incident.
The Scottish Ambulance Service said it sent 10 vehicles, including three ambulances, to the scene.
Joseph Rae, 23, said his father John had been trapped by smoke in his flat on the seventh floor.
Speaking at the police cordon last night, he said: "I got here at about 25 to, quarter to, five. There was smoke everywhere.
"My dad could not breathe due to the smoke to start with. They had to get oxygen up to him. They carried it up. He's OK now.
"It looks like it started in a flat at the back on the fifth floor."
Strathclyde Police said they were called to the scene at about 4pm.
They did not yet have any details about the age of the woman who died.
A large black smoke mark could be seen on the outside of the building in Hillington Road South.
The road was closed for a time near its junction with Paisley Road West.
Four fire engines, two police cars and three police vans were at the scene at 7.30pm.
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