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Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 23:59 GMT
Seven rescued from tenement blaze

A mother and her two young children were among seven people rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out in a Renfrewshire tenement.

The fire started on the ground floor of the three-storey building in Thomson Avenue in Johnstone at about 1840 GMT.

The mother and two children were brought down to safety from a top-floor window on an extension ladder.

No one was injured in the fire although oxygen was given to those rescued until ambulance crews arrived.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue used appliances from Johnstone, Paisley and Renfrew stations to tackle the flames.

A Strathclyde Fire and Rescue spokesman said an investigation was being carried out into the cause of the blaze.