Crews bat­tle fire at River Clyde flats

Evening Times - - FRONT PAGE - BY ELLE DUFFY

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.

Pic­ture cred­its, clock­wise from above: Elle Duffy; @Bunes­san1 (also on front); and Harry Smith

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