A woman has been taken to hospital after a fire in Glasgow's East End. 

She is being checked over by medics after suffering from smoke inhalation. The Scottish Fire and Rescue revealed another person was treated. 

The Shettleston Road blaze was alerted to emergency services in the early hours of Thursday morning. The fire was within a first floor flat. 

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Police said they were called to assist firefighters and the force is now investigating the fire. 

Locals took to Facebook revealing forensics were on the scene hours after the fire. 

A post read: "Forensics and police have been on Shettleston Road since 8 am this morning.

"Wonder what has happened? Hope everyone is OK."

One local replied: "I heard loads and I mean loads of sirens about I am this morning."

Another added: "I heard the same thing. It felt like it was going forever."

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A shopkeeper at usave Kraken Grocers told The Glasgow Times: "It looked pretty bad. There was lots of fire, police and ambulance."

Another worker at the European supermarket added: "There was lots of police on the street last night."

A local said: "I live on the street and I was just trying to park my car and the police said I couldn’t. 

"They had taped off the road from the corner to the lights. It was the two flats above Finlayson Wise, I think.

"Everyone was evacuated and there were fire engines and firefighters along the street.

"Forensics were here too, for about an hour. There was just loads of white suits."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.45am on Thursday, May, 23 2024, police were called to assist the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at the scene of a fire on Shettleston Road, Glasgow.

"One woman was taken to hospital for assessment, due to smoke inhalation.

"Enquiries to establish the circumstances are ongoing.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 12.20am on Thursday, May 23, to reports of a fire within a first floor flat on Shettleston Road, Glasgow.

"Operations Control immediately mobilised three fire engines and a height appliance to the scene.

"Two people were handed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe."