17 April 2012
Firefighters rescue man and woman in Maryhill tenement blaze
Crews battle severe heat and dense smoke at well developed
MORE THAN 20 firefighters battled severe heat and dense
smoke this morning, to rescue occupants from a house fire in
Crews from Maryhill and Knightswood community fire stations were
mobilised to Maryhill's Acre Drive at around 3.00am this morning
following reports of fire in the ground-floor of a four storey
tenement building. Within minutes firefighters arrived at the scene
to find that there were people still trapped within the blazing
Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the burning building
with hosereel jets and quickly rescued a man and a woman who were
suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. Both casualties
were treated at the scene by firefighters before being taken by
ambulance to the Western Infirmary for further treatment.
Crews still inside the building led another six people,
including four children, to safety, before passing them into the
care of waiting paramedics who took them by ambulance to
Yorkhill Hospital for precautionary checks.
Once the blaze was extinguished, crews used ventilation
equipment to clear smoke from the property.
The cause of the fire will now be subject to a full investagion
by Strathclyde Police and SFR's Incident Research &