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Residents rescued after being trapped by fire at Glasgow flats

Fire engine at scene
Image caption Fire crews remained at the scene on Sunday morning

Firefighters have rescued 17 people from a six-storey block of flats in Glasgow's west end after a serious fire left them trapped in the building.

Crews were called to the blaze at a building in Stewartville Street, in Partick, at about 12:15.

The fire broke out in a communal area of the block. Four people were treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation.

The blaze triggered a large response from the emergency services.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "On arrival crews found a well-developed fire on the third floor of a six-storey residential block of flats with residents unable to leave the building.

"Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control, whilst at the same time rescuing 17 people from the property, some of whom were suffering from slight smoke inhalation and minor injuries."

Image caption Emergency services were called to the blaze shortly after midnight
Image copyright Paddy Gordon
Image caption Police said between 25 and 30 people were evacuated from the building
Image copyright Paddy Gordon
Image caption Firefighers rescued those trapped by the blaze
Image caption The fire broke out in a communal area of the block

Crews worked through the night to deal with any fire spread and make the scene safe.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "About 25 to 30 persons were evacuated."

The Scottish Ambulance Service sent four resources from their special operations response team, two A&E ambulances and an ambulance car.

A spokesman said: "We did not transport anyone to hospital. We dealt with smoke inhalation."

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