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UK News Albert drive blaze mum says son 'lost everything but lucky to be alive' after tenement collapse

02:40  12 november  2019
02:40  12 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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a group of people posing for the camera: Cass McArthur revealed her son Lee Gibson is recovering after being rescued from the burning building © Daily Record Cass McArthur revealed her son Lee Gibson is recovering after being rescued from the burning building

A blaze victim feared he would die before his dramatic rescue from a block which collapsed to the ground.

Lee Gibson, 48, is recovering in hospital after waking on Sunday night to discover the building where he lived in Glasgow’s was ablaze.

Lee’s mum Cass McArthur, 66, told the Record her son was lucky to be alive after being dragged to safety by a fireman as he choked on thick smoke.

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Miraculously, asbestos removal worker Lee was the only person to be hospitalised by the blaze, which broke out at The Strawberry and Spice Garden grocery shop at 11.30pm on Sunday.

The four-storey building crumbled to the ground at 5.40am on Monday as around 60 firefighters battled against the inferno.

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Lee Gibson was taken to hospital following the fire in Albert Drive © Daily Record Lee Gibson was taken to hospital following the fire in Albert Drive

The mum said: “Lee was sleeping and woke up with his neighbour banging on the door, saying, ‘There’s a fire, you need to get out’.

“All he could see was thick black smoke. He had no shoes or anything on and went to the window to try to get a breath of air but he just kept breathing in smoke.

“When he opened his door he was hit by a wall of smoke.

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“He was lying on the floor and couldn’t get air by the time they got to him.

“The firemen were shouting, ‘Hello, where are you?’ But he barely had enough oxygen to shout back.

“He’s finding it hard to speak about it. His voice is really bad but he said a fireman appeared and just dragged him out.

“They went in for him because the guy next door told them Lee was definitely still in there.

“Lee said, ‘If I was in there another minute I don’t think I would have come out’.”

Lee, the oldest of seven siblings, will go to stay with his mum when he is released from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and will have to search for a new home.

Cass said: “He’s just come off the breathing machine they had him on. His body was trying to get rid of all the smoke he has inhaled.

“Physically, he is going to be fine but mentally he’s had a terrible shock.

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a fire engine parked in front of a building: The blaze broke out at The Strawberry and Spice Garden grocery shop at 11.30pm on Sunday © Daily Record The blaze broke out at The Strawberry and Spice Garden grocery shop at 11.30pm on Sunday

Shocking daylight images revealed the scale of the damage yesterday, with the corner of the building totally destroyed and its gaping interior exposed.

Hussain Kassem, 50, told the Record how he, his wife and two children fled their top-floor flat in the neighbouring block and have not been allowed back.

They are staying with a relative until they learn how bad the damage to their home is.

Hussain said: “It was very scary. My son woke me up and said, ‘Dad, I smell smoke.’ We phoned the fire brigade straight away. We left with nothing. We have no clothes and have not slept all night.

“We don’t know how bad the damage is to our property. It may be smoke damage but the police can’t tell us anything yet.” Another resident, Fahad Iqbal, told how he fled his home on nearby Keir Avenue as the smell of burning plastic seeped into his flat.

He said: “I could barely leave the flat because my close was just completely engulfed in smoke.

“When I got out to the block of flats, there was just this complete outburst of flames that blew out the side of the building.

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“The collapse of the building sounded more like a demolition rather than a loud bang – it was like the sound of rubble crashing into a skip.”

a close up of a busy city street: The four-storey building crumbled to the ground at 5.40am on Monday as around 60 firefighters battled against the inferno © Daily Record The four-storey building crumbled to the ground at 5.40am on Monday as around 60 firefighters battled against the inferno

Several roads have been closed in the area and firefighters continued to dampen the smouldering shell of the building yesterday using special high vehicles.

Rest centres for those affected were set up at the nearby Tramway and Glasgow Gurdwara yesterday, while Pollokshields Primary School and Pollokshields Early Years Centre were closed until further notice.

Inquiries into the cause of the blaze remain ongoing. Police Scotland Inspector Mags Brennan said: “While our partners are confident there are no casualties, a joint investigation into the cause of the fire is under way with the fire service. Further updates will be provided when available.”

Nicola Sturgeon walking down a street holding an umbrella: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the scene © Daily Record First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the scene

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service incident commander, Deputy Assistant Chief Officer James McNeil, said: “This has undoubtedly been a challenging and protracted incident that required considerable resources to meet.

“I would like to thank our crews for their efforts – working in difficult conditions throughout the night – in bringing this fire under control.

“I would also like to thank the community for their patience and support throughout the incident, and recognise the hard work put in by our partners, other emergency services and the local authority.

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will continue to work alongside our Police Scotland colleagues to establish the full facts and circumstances of the fire.”

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