Fire at New Gorbals Housing Association high-rise brought under control

New Gorbals Housing Association has thanked the emergency services for a “prompt and professional” response to a high-rise fire in Glasgow yesterday morning.

The fire began in a kitchen in a top floor property at 12 Commercial Court and made national newspaper headlines as it fell on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Eight people have been taken to hospital for treatment.

In a statement, the housing association said: “We are extremely grateful to the emergency services, including the Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, and Scottish Ambulance Service, for their prompt and professional response to the incident this morning.

“We are relieved that, with their help, there appear to have been no serious casualties as a result of the fire. Thanks also go to our tenants of 12 Commercial Court for the swift evacuation and their patience throughout the day.

“Our own efforts are currently being concentrated on helping those who have been evacuated from their homes to ensure their needs are being met, and to arrange for them to return home as soon as it is safe for them to do so. Glasgow City Council’s Resilience Team is co-ordinating these efforts and we will work with them to support all those affected.”

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