Fire­fight­ers’ ‘reg­u­lar vis­its’ to blocks over cladding fear

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Fire­fight­ers are car­ry­ing out “reg­u­lar site vis­its” to blocks of flats in the west end of Glas­gow over fears about ma­te­rial used on the build­ings.

Two prop­er­ties in Castle­bank Drive at the Glas­gow Har­bour de­vel­op­ment on the banks of the River Clyde are be­ing checked by fire­fight­ers “ev­ery four hours”.

One res­i­dent told the Daily Record: “The cladding in my block and one other has no fire re­sis­tance at all. We now have two 24-hour fire war­dens, four-hourly vis­its from fire bri­gade and a huge amount of park­ing at­ten­dants en­sur­ing ac­cess is clear.”

They said the roof and lifts of the up­mar­ket prop­er­ties near Partick are caus­ing con­cern to fire­fight­ers.

The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice could not con­firm how of­ten the prop­er­ties were checked or if 24-hour fire war­dens were em­ployed.

How­ever, As­sis­tant Chief Of­fi­cer David Mcgown said two prop­er­ties iden­ti­fied by Glas­gow City Coun­cil re­quired reg­u­lar vis­its.

He said: “As part of a pack­age of re­as­sur­ance mea­sures, fire­fight­ers are con­duct­ing reg­u­lar site vis­its at both th­ese prop­er­ties. Our com­mu­nity ac­tion teams are also of­fer­ing res­i­dents free home fire safety vis­its.”

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