Disused Fyfe and McGrouther factory fire 'deliberate'

former Fyfe and McGrouther building in Kennedy Street The disused factory had been due for demolition in Kennedy Street, Glasgow

A large fire at a derelict factory in Glasgow city centre is believed to have been started deliberately.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at the former Fyfe and McGrouther building in Kennedy Street about 03:00.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said "water curtains" were created to prevent flames spreading to nearby premises belonging to John Lewis and Tedesco.

The disused factory had been due for demolition. Kennedy Street is closed between Kennedy Path and Lister Street.

Group Commander Gary Wallace, from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, said crews were faced with a "well developed" fire which had broken through the roof.

He said they used two high-reach appliances with water jets and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered parts of the factory to bring the blaze under control.

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