Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow fire crews tackle factory blaze

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Image caption A large plume of black smoke could be seen across Glasgow

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a derelict factory close to the M8 motorway on the southside of Glasgow.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said it was called to a "well-developed" fire in Scotland Street at 1719 BST.

A large plume of smoke from the blaze was seen across the city centre.

The fire service said attempts to locate the various sources of the fire were hampered by the complex internal layout and by large quantities of rubbish inside the building.