Two fires in blocks

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

Fires broke out at two high-rise blocks on the an­niver­sary of the Gren­fell Tower dis­as­ter.

Eight peo­ple were res­cued from a build­ing in Glas­gow, while res­i­dents of a 20-storey block in Lon­don told of their shock that they were not alerted by an alarm.

The blazes yes­ter­day high­light the on­go­ing fire safety con­cerns of those living in high­rise flats.

More than 10 fire crews, po­lice and other emer­gency ser­vices were sent to Com­mer­cial Court in the Gor­bals area of Glas­gow, where smoke could be seen com­ing from the 14th floor.

The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice said the flames from a fire be­lieved to have started in a kitchen were ex­tin­guished and eight peo­ple were taken to hos­pi­tal.

Around 150 peo­ple were evac­u­ated from Roma Corte in Lewisham, as around 58 fire­fight­ers ar­rived at the scene, along with po­lice and am­bu­lance staff, af­ter they were called at around 4.15am.

Lon­don Fire Bri­gade (LFB) said a sprin­kler sys­tem sup­pressed the fire on the 13th floor.

Po­lice at the fire in Glas­gow.

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