BREAKING: 14 people rushed to hospital as massive fire breaks out at flats

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Firefighters were scrambled to the blaze in Perth in the early hours of this morning as residents fled.

Fourteen people were rescued from the burning building before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

Emergency services had been called to the scene at 2.40am as they battled the flames for three hours.

Crews put the fire out by around 5.30am, although no updates were given on the conditions of those 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.”

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