Man dies as woman and child are hospitalised following house fire in Milngavie

Man dies as woman and child are hospitalised following house fire in Milngavie

Emergency services pulled the 45-year-old from the blaze at the semi-detached property at Catter Gardens but he was pronounced dead soon after.

A man has died and two people were injured in an early morning house fire.

Firefighters pulled him from the blaze along with a woman and boy – believed to be his partner and son – but the 45-year-old was pronounced dead soon after.

It took hold in their semi-detached property at Catter Gardens in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire just before 2am on Sunday.

The woman and boy are recovering in hospital where their injuries were described as non life threatening.

Emergency services arrived at the scene with minutes of of a 999 call and the three were taken to hospital while firefighters put out the flames.

The cause is so far unclear and expert fire investigators are examining the property.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said last night: “We received a 999 call reporting a fire at a property in Catter Gardens, Milngavie around 1:55am and three fire engines were immediately sent in response.

“Firefighters reached the scene within five minutes and they were confronted with an already well-developed fire.

“With reports people were inside the property teams in breathing apparatus were sent in to conduct a search and rescue operation and to tackle the fire.

“The firefighters removed a man, a woman and a boy from the building and passed them to the care of the ambulance service but sadly it was later confirmed that the man did not survive.

“The fire was extinguished using several high pressure jets.

“Specialist officers from the Fire Investigation Unit attended the scene and will work with police to establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.”

Original source: The Daily Record

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