Glasgow & West Scotland

Greenock road closed by major factory fire

Greenock factory fire Image copyright Liam McFadden

The A8 was closed in Greenock due to a factory blaze which broke out in the early hours of the morning.

Six fire appliances were sent to the McKechnie Jess factory in Port Glasgow Road when the alarm was raised at 03:22.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said about 35 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire, and there were no casualties.

Diversions were put in place, though HGVs were advised not to use these.

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