Crews battle fire at River Clyde flats
A MAJOR fire broke out at a block of flats on the River Clyde.
Emergency services raced to Lancefield Quay in the city centre last night as massive flames sent black smoke billowing from the building.
A neighbour who lives in the building opposite the affected block told the Glasgow Times they raised the alarm after seeing a young boy inside a flat next to the burning room.
Fire crews could later be seen taking the boy – who looked no more than eight years old – from the building, and he was still wearing his pyjamas.
“We were looking across and saw a wee face come to a window and then go away,” the neighbour, who did not want to be named, said.
“I saw the firemen breaking down a door with an axe. It’s a shame – we could see how terrified he looked.”
Other residents were evacuated from the building.
The fire service confirmed 12 appliances and 60 firefighters were in attendance, with a rest and relief centre set up for the affected residents.
There were no reports of casualties.
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