Firefighters remain in attendance at Albert Drive in Glasgow

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Firefighters remain at the scene following a building fire in Glasgow as crews continue an extensive dampening down operation.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was first alerted at 11.31pm on Sunday, November 10 to reports of a fire at Albert Drive in Pollokshields.

At its height, around 60 firefighters, nine fire appliances and two height appliances were mobilised to the area.

Currently, one height appliance and two fire appliances remain in attendance.

The fire had initially taken hold within a commercial premises and thereafter affected a number of dwelling flats above.

Residents were evacuated, and one person was taken to hospital suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. There were no reports of further casualties.

Crews worked through the night to contain and extinguish the fire which, due to its severity, caused a partial collapse of the building.

Crews will remain in attendance as they continue to monitor for any further signs of fire and dampen down the area.

Roddie Keith is the Local Senior Officer for the City of Glasgow, he said: “This has undoubtedly been a challenging and protracted incident that required considerable resources to meet.

“We will remain in attendance until we can ensure that the scene is as safe as possible before handing it into the care of our Local Authority partners.

“The continued response and support from the community has been outstanding and we must thank them for their patience and support throughout the incident.

“I would also like to recognise the hard work put in by our partners, other emergency services and the local authority and add my thanks to our crews for their efforts in bringing this fire under control.

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will continue to work alongside our Police Scotland colleagues to establish the full facts and circumstances of the fire.”

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