Firefighters tackle Glasgow blaze
16 December 2013
Crews from across the Southside bring Pollok fire under control.
Firefighters from across Glasgow’s Southside tackled a blaze at Ladymuir Crescent in Pollok on Sunday night (15 December).
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews responded after a member of the public made a 999 call to report smoke and amber flames visible on the roof of a two-storey building shortly before 10pm.
Two appliances were immediately sent from Pollok Community Fire Station and reached the scene within five minutes.
Four firefighters entered the building, which consists of ground floor shops and a first floor community centre, wearing breathing apparatus and equipped with a high pressure main water jet.
With fire throughout the first floor and in the roof space, the incident commander requested additional resources and further appliances were sent from city’s Govan and Polmadie stations, as well as across the East Renfrewshire boundary from nearby Barrhead.
Around 40 firefighters – including several teams in breathing apparatus working inside the building – surrounded the fire and brought the flames under control using multiple high pressure main water jets.
No one was hurt in the incident, which is not being treated as suspicious.