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No asbestos in smoke from warehouse fire in Glasgow

fire Image copyright Gleb Borshchyev
Image caption Some 50 firefighters were called in to battle the blaze in Polmadie

Smoke from the site of a warehouse fire in Glasgow does not contain asbestos, it has been confirmed.

Fire crews had warned local people near the site, on Jessie Street, at Polmadie, to close their windows amid concerns asbestos might be present.

A scientific advisor has now given the all-clear. The smoke has not fully dispersed due to weather conditions.

Operations are continuing at the site where 50 firefighters were drafted in to contain the blaze on Monday night.

In a statement, SFRS said two appliances were still at the scene.

Smoke issue

"Firefighting operations are still being conducted by the SFRS crews, who are dampening down quantities of material removed from the site by a bulldozer," the statement said.

"An SFRS scientific advisor has confirmed the smoke produced by the fire does not contain asbestos.

"The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has also advised SFRS officers that they have no concerns as to its nature.

"The plume of smoke visible over the area surrounding the incident has not dispersed quickly due to prevailing weather conditions."

The statement concluded: "Sepa is continuing to monitor wind direction, however, the public are advised that the smoke is likely to remain visible for some time."

The blaze was reported at the warehouse building, off Polmadie Road, shortly before 17:00 on Monday.

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Image copyright Kyle Todd
Image copyright Gleb Borshchyev
Image caption Some 50 firefighters were called in to battle the blaze in Polmadie

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