19 October 2011
Incident update 19 October
Whatever the weather, our firefighters are working to protect
the people of Strathclyde.
A fairly quiet night for Strathclyde firefighters with just 44
fires - and with the rain finally easing up, our special service
requests were down from 33 the day before, to just eight in the
last 24 hours.
- At 8.06pm yesterday evening, our staff were called to a fire in
a house in Commonside Street in Airdrie. An elderly woman was
rescued and taken on to Monklands General Hospital for a
- At 2.05am this morning, firefighters were called to Shaw Street
in Govan where fire had taken hold of a first floor flat.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the burning
building in search of persons reported as missing; they rescued one
woman, who was treated at the scene by paramedics.
- Just over an hour later at 3.20am, firefighters were summoned
to Kelburn Street in Port Glasgow. A small fire in an electrical
cupboard was quickly extinguished and an elderly man was treated at
the scene for mild smoke inhalation.