Three firemen were trapped under a wall when a hut used as an explosives store on a Glasgow housing scheme caught fire and blew up shortly after midnight last night. Three civilians standing nearby were injured.
The firemen and one civilian were allowed to go home after treatment at the Victoria Infirmary, but the other civilians, one of whom was Mr. Arthur Thomson, the works inspector, who lives in Garvock-dr., opposite the hut, were detained with extensive leg injuries.
A watchman spotted the blaze and raised the alarm. With another watchman and Mr. Thomson, he started rolling drums of oil clear of the hut. The firemen were inside when it blew up, shattering windows in nearby bungalows and in a corporation boys’ home.
“Roof in the Air”
“People were scattered like ninepins,” a witness told the Hull Daily Mail.
“The roof blew high into the air, and flaming timer was flung over a wide area.”