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Fire at disused warehouse in Glasgow's Bridgeton area

Warehouse fire
Image caption Fire crews were called to the blaze at a derelict warehouse in Glasgow's east end

About 40 firefighters have been involved in an operation to extinguish a blaze at a disused warehouse in the Bridgeton area of Glasgow.

Members of the public reported smoke coming from the premises in Rogart Street at about 10:30 on Tuesday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent eight appliances to the scene. The blaze has been put out and dampening down operations are now underway.

There are no reports of anyone being injured in the incident.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "Staff at operations control in Johnstone received a number of 999 calls from members of the public, who reported large amounts of smoke coming from the roof of the warehouse.

Breathing apparatus

"They immediately mobilised three appliances and first responders reached the scene in less than three minutes.

"Crews on the ground called in additional resources and further appliances were sent from across Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire."

The spokesman said eight firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, doused the flames using four water jets.

He added: "Their efforts successfully brought the incident under control and extinguished the main seat of fire."

Crews from Calton, Polmadie, Cowcaddens, Easterhouse and Springburn fire stations attended the incident as well as crews from Lanarkshire's Clydesmill and Bellshill stations.

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