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Probe after former pub in Bishopbriggs gutted by fire

A former pub building in East Dunbartonshire has been severely damaged in an overnight fire.

Emergency services were called to the site in Auchinairn Road, Bishopbriggs, at about 23:55 on Thursday.

About 15 firefighters brought the blaze under control in the early hours of the morning. Dampening down operations continued until Friday afternoon.

No-one was injured during the fire. An investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

Incident commander Iain Goodlet, from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Crews from Bishopbriggs and Springburn arrived to find a well-developed fire clearly visible in the building.

"This was a very intense fire and so it was decided - based on safety considerations - to conduct firefighting operations from outside the premises."

East Dunbartonshire Council building control officers were also called-in to advise on the safety of the structure, which was said to have "sustained severe damage throughout".

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