Suspicious fire in Albert Drive
September 27, 2012 by Grace Franklin
Around 2am on Monday morning, Police and Fire and Rescue services received a report of a fire in the first floor of a tenement in Albert Drive. Three men aged 32, 60 and 61 jumped from a window on the first floor. All three men were taken to Glasgow’s Victoria Infirmary where they were detained in a stable condition.
Three other people were evacuated from the building. A further six were evacuated from a nearby building as a precaution.
Officers are now treating the fire as suspicious and a joint investigation is underway. Because of the unsafe condition of the building, the investigating officers from both services have been unable to carry out thorough investigations.
Occupants of the building, including local businesses, have also been unable to return due to essential work required to make the building safe.
There are no descriptions of any suspects and officers are appealing for anyone who was in or around Albert Drive around 2am to contact them. They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen someone hanging around or acting suspiciously or anyone running away from Albert Drive.
Anyone with any information should contact Gorbals Police Office on 0141 532 5374. Alternatively they can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where they can remain anonymous.