Man dies after Glasgow tenement fire

Aberfoyle Street Emergency crews were called to the blaze in Aberfoyle Street on Friday night

A 53-year-old man has died in a fire at a flat in the East End of Glasgow.

Firefighters were called to the tenement building in Aberfoyle Street at 21:11 on Friday.

One man was rescued from his first-floor flat after eight firefighters fought heat and dense smoke, but he was declared dead by paramedics.

The cause of the fire is being investigated but Strathclyde Police said at this stage it did not appear to be suspicious.

Four Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service fire appliances, two from Springburn and the others from Calton and Cowcaddens, were called to the four-storey building.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

Min. Night 10 °C

Features

  • RihannaCloud caution

    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?


  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?


  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?


  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?


  • Members of staff at James Stevenson Flags hold a Union Jack and Saltire flag UK minus Scotland

    Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.