Seven rescued from blazing Cathcart flat

John Devlin. 27/03/15. GLASGOW. STOCK. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. fire brigade, fire ,emergency service , 999 , rescue sevice , fire engine , flames.
John Devlin. 27/03/15. GLASGOW. STOCK. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. fire brigade, fire ,emergency service , 999 , rescue sevice , fire engine , flames.

Five adults and two children were rescued from a blazing ground floor tenement flat in Cathcart early today (Saturday, October 15).

Six of those taken to safety were later treated for smoke inhalation, after firemen wearing breathing apparatus brought the fire at Holmlea Road under control.

Five fire engines were on the scene after the alarm was raised at 4.30am.

Nearby flats were evacuated as a precaution and the road was cleared while firemen tackled the fire, which was put out just after 5am.