Warehouse fire sends huge plume of smoke over Glasgow

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 17, 2017

Crews were called to the property in Blochairn Road, Royston, at 3.44am on Thursday.

Speed restrictions have also been introduced on the nearby M8 as a result of the blaze.

More than 40 firefighters are now battling to control the fire in a warehouse that makes up part of the market, with 12 engines and three aerial apparatus on the scene.

Firefighters are tacking a massive blaze at a Glasgow fruit market, amid reports of explosions.

A HUGE fire has ripped through a fruit market this morning with flames seen licking the air.

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He said: "The operation is dealing with an extensive and complicated fire in hard conditions for our firefighters. I think we will be here for most of the day".

Hundreds of traders work at the market supplying fresh fruit, vegetables and fish. Employees at the market were safely evacuated.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service was alerted to the fire at 3.44am on Thursday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters are now tackling a large fire within a warehouse in Blochairn Road".

"A joint investigation between police and fire services will be carried out to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident".

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