Elderly Man Rescued from a Blaze

An old man in his 90s suffered “moderate smoke inhalation” after a fire broke out in his Clarkston Road home. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeman said there were no suspicious circumstances involved as to what caused the fire. Four appliances were dispatched from Castlemilk, Govan and Springburn community fire stations.

Six firefighters were needed to clear the building and bring the fire under control. The old man was taken via ambulance to the Southern General Hospital where his condition is not thought to be life-threatening. Residents were able to return to their flats shortly after 1am on Friday.

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