Glasgow fire: Dozens of firefighters called to major blaze at flats

9 December 2019, 19:51 | Updated: 9 December 2019, 22:00

Emergency crews respond to the fire in Glasgow
Emergency crews respond to the fire in Glasgow. Picture: Twitter/@‪Bunessan1

By Asher McShane

Dozens of firefighters are responding to a major blaze at a block of flats in the centre of Glasgow.

75 firefighters have been called to the scene at Glasgow's Lancefield Quay. Pictures and video from the scene showed a large blaze and a plume of smoke coming from the roof of the block.

Flats on at least three floors of the building were said to be ablaze.

The huge blaze at the flats in Glasgow
The huge blaze at the flats in Glasgow. Picture: @FrankP00259084/Twitter

One witness wrote online: "Flats at the Broomielaw on the Clyde in Glasgow on fire, just looked out window to see it ablaze - seemed to go up in minutes, really hope everyone got out in time."

Barbara O'Brien wrote on Twitter: "Hopefully no one is hurt and the brave firefighters extinguish the fire without any casualties x"

The scene of the fire in Glasgow this evening
The scene of the fire in Glasgow this evening. Picture: LBC News

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service posted online: "We are currently in attendance at a well developed fire at Glasgow’s Lancefield Quay.

"Operations Control have mobilised a number of fire appliances to the scene, where firefighters currently remain working to extinguish the fire."

There have been no reports of any injuries and Police Scotland is in attendance to assist.

Glasgow City Council has closed Lancefield Quay between Hydepark Street and Elliot Street.

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