Glasgow & West Scotland

Four people rescued from Greenock flat fire

Firefighters have rescued four people after a blaze broke out in a block of flats in Inverclyde.

Crews were called to the top-floor flat in Morton Terrace, Greenock, just before 03:00.

Rescue teams wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and led two men, a woman and a child to safety.

All four were assessed by paramedics before one of the men was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for a precautionary check-up.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said the residents were given "expert fire survival advice" over the phone after the blaze was reported.

Crews from Greenock and Port Glasgow were sent to the incident and continued operations to extinguish the fire and dampen down the scene after the residents were led to safety.

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