14 taken to hospital after fire in tenement building

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Fourteen people have been taken to hospital following a blaze in a tenement building.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Menzies Court, Perth, at around 2.40am on Friday.

Four fire engines went to the scene and crews extinguished the blaze.

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Firefighters helped 14 people out of the building and they were passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and taken to hospital.

Incident manager Graham Smart said: "Operations control mobilised four fire appliances to the scene and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames.

"Crews assisted 14 people from the building."

He added: "Crews left the scene at 5.35am after ensuring the area was made safe."