Glasgow & West Scotland

Crews battle flats fire in west of Glasgow

Fire crews have been tackling a major blaze at a block of flats being built in the west of Glasgow.

Emergency services were called to the scene, in Ellerslie Road, off Dumbarton Road, at about 1600 BST on Tuesday.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said six appliances had been fighting the fire.

The blaze ripped through the row of flats which then collapsed. The area was cordoned off and some people in nearby buildings were evacuated. There are no reports of any injuries.

Investigations are under way into how the fire started.

A spokesman for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said about 40 firefighters had been tacking the blaze at the height of the fire.

He added: "The fire was contained within the construction site with firefighters preventing serious fire spread to nearby flats.

"Firefighters remain on the scene to ensure all pockets of fire are fully extinguished."