Six people were taken to hospital following a fire in Govan.

The alarm was raised on Thursday morning in Garmouth Street and residents were evacuated from their homes. 

Police Scotland said that six people were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent six crews to tackle the inferno.

They described the fire, which was within the first floor of a three storey building, as "well-developed"

Hero firefighters also rescued three people to safety. They extinguished the blaze but two appliances remain at the scene. 

Police Scotland said the fire did not appear to be supicious. 

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police and emergency services were called at 5.20am on Thursday, June 20 to a fire on Garmouth Street, Govan, Glasgow.

"A number of occupants of the flats have been evacuated and six have been taken to hospital as a precaution.

"Enquiries are continuing although it does not appear to be suspicious."

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Meanwhile, Elderpark Housing Association said that they would be holding a residents meeting to raise awareness of fire safety. 

In a statement on social media, the housing association said: "Over the next few days the (fire service) will be visiting homes within the area to provide our tenants with an opportunity to receive a home fire safety visit.

"We will also be liaising with the fire service to hold a residents meeting sometime next week to allow the fire service to increase awareness within our community of the dangers of fire."

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