Large blaze at Clydebank church
17 August 2015
Fire took hold of the church in the Old Kilpatrick area around 5:30pm.
Issued by a duty media liaison officer at 7:36pm on Monday 17 August:
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Operations Control at Johnstone received numerous calls at 5.30pm today to a fire within a church on Lusset Road in the Old Kilpatrick area of Clydebank.
Crews from Clydebank and Dumbarton community fire stations were on scene in a matter of minutes and were confronted by a well developed fire in a church. The initial officer in charge immediately tasked firefighters wearing breathing apparatus with attacking the fire with 2 large bore firefighting water jets.
The building is approximately 20 metres by 25 metres and the fire has initially affected 30% of the building.
Further crews from Cowcaddens and Govan fire stations have been called to assist in dealing with the fire. This has brought the total number of firefighters at the scene to 25.
The incident is currently on-going with firefighters expected to remain in attendance for some time. No further information is available at this time.
Update issued by SFRS media officer at 10:10am on Tuesday 18 August:
The fire was brought under control shortly after 8pm. Firefighters remained at the scene to conduct dampening down operations and check for any hidden fire spread before leaving around 10pm.
Specialist officers from the SFRS Fire Investigation Unit will work with police to establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.