Glasgow & West Scotland

Firefighters tackle large Glasgow city centre fire

Pitt Street fire
Image caption The fire broke out on Pitt Street in the early hours of Sunday

About 40 firefighters worked through the night to extinguish a major fire in a building in Glasgow city centre.

At the height of the blaze in Pitt Street, there were 10 fire appliances at the scene.

It is understood to have spread from Krave fast food restaurant to flats above the business after the alarm was raised at about 01:52.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters searched and cleared the building, ensuring no-one was hurt.

The fire has been extinguished but crews remained on the scene on Sunday morning, making the area safe.

Image caption The building was evacuated and no casualties were reported

Area commander Garry MacKay said: "It was a very challenging incident and crews worked incredibly hard to extinguish the fire and ensure all properties were searched and cleared.

"Firefighters are now aggressively cutting away parts of the building to ensure there is no hidden fire spread."

It was the second major fire in the city within a week.

About 200 people had to leave their homes after a fire ripped through a residential building at Lancefield Quay on Monday.

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