Fire at construction site in Bishopbriggs

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Crews from East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow City mobilised to tackle flames.

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Firefighters responded to an incident at a construction site on Balmuildy Road in Bishopbriggs around 7.15pm Sunday (June 23) after compacted debris ignited.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff at Operations Control in Johnstone were notified of the incident by a member of the public, despatching appliances from Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire and both Maryhill and Springburn in North Glasgow.

A spokesperson for SFRS said: "On arrival our crews found a large quantity of compacted materials on fire within an open-ended building.

"The incident commander ordered his team to use two high pressure main water jets to tackle the flames, with ground monitoring set-up to alert officers to any emerging risks to those operating on the fireground.

"Site staff were on scene and provided our officers with valuable information on the materials present, which assisted firefighters in their efforts to tackle the blaze effectively.

"The fire took place underneath Glasgow International Airport's flightpath, so the incident commander ordered air traffic control be briefed in order to inform pilots who may see smoke on their approach to the city.

"After the fire was brought under control a thermal imaging camera was used to identify hot-spots within the debris pile. Our crews and on-site personnel then began stripping away parts of the structure to ensure there were no signs of hidden fire spread."

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