Firefighters battle large blaze at a warehouse in Glasgow
17 August 2017
MORE than 70 firefighters have battled to bring a large fire under control at Blochairn Road in Glasgow.
At its height, 16 fire appliances, including four height appliances and additional support vehicles were in attendance at the historic Glasgow food markets.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Crews remain on the scene and are working to identify heat sources and extinguish any remaining fire.
Deputy Assistant Chief Officer John Joyce said: "There is no doubt that this has been an extremely challenging incident, however the response and professionalism from our firefighters has been outstanding.
"The fire developed rapidly - however thanks to our quick assessment and action plans that were put into place we were able to protect not only the community from harm, but ensure that the fire did not spread further in the market.
"Due to the significant amount of resources that we were able to call upon from across Glasgow and further afield, we did experience initial issues with water flow from the mains sources.
"However our partners in Scottish Water acted swiftly to ensure that this was rectified in the early stages of the incident."
There have been no reported injuries or casualties.