Three children die in hospital after Paisley flat fire

Three children have died in hospital after a fire at an upper cottage flat in Renfrewshire.

Emergency services responded to a report of a blaze at the property on Renfrew Road, Paisley, at around 9pm on Friday.

Fiona Gibson, 12; Alexander James Gibson, eight; and five-year-old Philip Gibson were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, but sadly died a short time after being admitted.

Fiona Gibson, Philip Gibson and Alexander James Gibson died after the blaze on Friday (Police Scotland/PA)

A 39-year-old woman is also in a critical condition at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service previously told the PA news agency six fire crews were met with a “well developed” blaze in a first-floor property.

A police spokesman said: “An investigation is under way to establish the exact circumstances of this incident.

“Anyone who has information that could assist our enquiries should contact police via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 3669 of 19 June 2020.”

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