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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 08:13 GMT
Firefighters hurt tackling blaze
Tower block where the fire broke out/Pic: Strathclyde Fire and Rescue
The fire broke out on the 11th floor of the tower block
Three firefighters have been released from hospital after tackling a serious blaze on the 11th floor of a tower block in Glasgow.

Fire crews found "extremely hot and dangerous conditions" when they arrived at the flats in Curle Street, Whiteinch, just after 0330 GMT.

Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. A third was treated for blistering to the arms.

Two women were rescued in the early stages of the operation.

Firefighters said high winds made the flames worse. At its height, 60 firefighters attended the flats.

A Strathclyde Fire and Rescue statement said: "Due to the severity of the fire and the extremely hot and dangerous conditions being suffered by the crews, three firefighters subsequently required medical attention after suffering burns and heat exhaustion."

About 15 police, fire and ambulance vehicles attended the scene, where the ambulance service also set up a tent to treat casualties.



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