Glasgow & West Scotland

Deliberate fire damages B-listed former Glasgow hotel

Fire at the Inn on the Green Image copyright Graeme Brown
Image caption Fire crews were called to the B-listed building on Monday night

A deliberate fire has damaged a derelict B-listed former hotel at Glasgow Green near Bridgeton.

The blaze broke out at the Inn on the Green building, on Greenhead Street, just after 21:00 on Monday.

Image copyright Graeme Brown
Image caption The fire service said the blaze was started deliberately

Fire crews extinguished the blaze and stayed on the scene until the early hours of Tuesday morning. No-one was reported to have been injured

The building, which dates from about 1840, is on Scotland's buildings at risk register.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said crews were deployed to the four-storey building at 21:18 after fire broke out in the roof space.

Police Scotland evacuated a neighbouring five-storey block of flats as a precaution, he said.

The blaze was brought under control by 22:44 and the last appliance left the scene at 03:12.

The fire service spokesman said the blaze had been started deliberately and the roof had collapsed onto the top floor of the B-listed building.

Image copyright Martin Hynes
Image caption The fire spread along the roof section of the old hotel building

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