Basement fire in Glasgow

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SFRS received multiple calls reporting the fire at West Nile Street

Date 30th May 2015.

Time 14:06m

Location; West Nile Street , Glasgow

The Scottish Fire and Rescue received multiple calls to a building fire at 41 to 47 West Nile Street, Glasgow. Crews from Cowcaddens and Sprinburn  Community Fire Stations were dispatched and arrived within minutes.

On arrival the Incident Commander was faced with a basement fire within 45 West Nile Street, because of the danger associated with this type of incident further resources were mobilised. A total of four fire appliances and three specialist fire appliances attended and at the height of the fire 40 firefighters battled the blaze to bring it under control using two large bore firefighting jets.

Crews carried out a systematic search of number 45 West Nile Street and surrounding premises. One casualty was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service and taken to Hospital for suspected concussion.

The fire has now been extinguished and firefighters will remain at the scene for some time to continue with damping down operations.

There is no further information available at this time.

(Issued by a duty media liaison officer)