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Wreaths laid in Glasgow to Kilbirnie Street fire dead

image captionSeven firefighters died in the blaze at the Sher Brothers' cash and carry warehouse

Seven firefighters who perished in a warehouse blaze in Glasgow have been remembered in a wreath-laying service in Glasgow.

The ceremony - on the 42nd anniversary of the Kilbirnie Street fire - was held at a memorial for the fireman in the city's Necropolis.

The fire took place at the Sher Brothers' cash and carry warehouse.

The Glasgow Fire Service members were killed as they attempted to rescue a trapped colleague.

During the operation they were engulfed by a flashover - a burst of flame and intense heat up to 1,000 degrees.

The wreath-laying ceremony in their memory was held at the Necropolis memorial at 11:00.

In addition to family and friends of the fallen firefighters, the service was attended by representatives from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Heritage Trust, Family Support Trust and Retired Employees Association.

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