Eight rescued from blaze at top of Glasgow high rise
The fire broke on the 14th floor of the building on Ballater Street on Thursday morning.
Eight people have been rescued from a fire on the 14th floor of a Glasgow high rise.
The blaze broke out in the kitchen of a flat on Ballater Street on Thursday morning.
Smoke could be seen billowing from the upper floor of Commercial Court from around 8am.
Ten fire crews were sent and firefighters had brought the incident under control by 10am.
Eliot Brown was evacuated from his flat on the 13th floor.
The 19-year-old said: "I woke up and opened my eyes and saw smoke rising past the window.
"I thought it was mist at first and the after that I heard a knock on the door and it was someone shouting to get out."
A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added: "We were alerted to reports of a fire within the kitchen of a 14th floor flat in Glasgow.
"Operations control mobilised a number of resources to the scene at Commercial Court, where firefighters extinguished the flames.
"A total of eight casualties were passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and transported to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: "As local MSP for the Gorbals, I'm in close contact with New Gorbals Housing Association, who are on site.
"The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service response is ongoing. I am receiving updates and will offer all possible assistance to any constituents affected."