Glasgow & West Scotland

Fire crews battle blaze at Glasgow tenement

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Media captionFire crews were sent to the scene after flames took hold in the top floor of the tenement.

Firefighters have tackled a blaze that broke out in a tenement building in the south side of Glasgow.

Nine trucks including a height appliance were sent to Kenmure Street, Pollokshields at about 16:50 on Wednesday.

Flames appeared to have taken hold in the top floor of the building. There were no reported casualties, the fire service confirmed.

Police attended the scene to redirect traffic.

It is the second fire to hit the area within six months.

Last November a nearby building on Albert Drive collapsed after a fire spread from a ground floor minimarket.

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Image caption Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the building

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue service said: "We were alerted at 16:53 to a well-developed fire within a tenement building on Kenmure Street, Glasgow.

"Operations control mobilised nine appliances including a height appliance.

"There are no casualties reported."

By 22:46 the fire had been brought under control and crews were making the area safe.

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