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Three dead after Glasgow flats fire

Two men and a woman have died after a fire broke out at a block of flats, police said.

Fire crews were called to the fifth-floor flat on Acre Road in the Maryhill area of Glasgow at 11.37pm late on Friday.

All three were rescued from the building suffering from "severe" smoke inhalation.

They received first aid from firefighters but were confirmed dead at the scene.

Four appliances from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service attended and four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze.

The fire service said the cause of the fire was still being investigated and one appliance remained at the scene.

The blaze follows a a series of house fires in the Strathclyde area.

Earlier this month Scotland's top firefighter said a 10-day period over Christmas had seen an "unprecedented level of tragedy" with five deaths and hundreds of homes destroyed by fire.

The service's chief officer Brian Sweeney said they had dealt with the highest number of incidents for 10 years with 68 injuries and 250 homes destroyed during the period.


From Belfast Telegraph