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Seven taken to hospital after blaze

SEVEN people including three children have been taken to hospital after a fire in a three-storey building.

Firefighters were called to a block of flats in Ardencraig Drive in the Castlemilk area of Glasgow at about 10.20pm on Thursday night.

Six people were rescued from the building while another woman escaped through a window. All suffered smoke inhalation.

Group manager Brian Winter said: "The fire­fighters led six people - three children, a woman and two men - to safety after quickly extinguishing the flames using a high-pressure water jet. A second woman had already left her flat via a window.

"All seven casualties were cared for by fire­­fighters and paramedics at the scene before being taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary. Specialist fire investigation officers attended and are liaising with the police."

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