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Road closures remain in place after Greenock blaze

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Media captionFirefighters tackle building blaze in Greenock

Road closures remain in place in Greenock town centre after a building fire on the town's Jamaica Street.

Crews were called to the scene at 17:07 on Thursday. The burning building was thought to be a furniture shop.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters had extinguished the "large, well-developed" blaze.

However, police said Jamaica Street was still closed between Union Street and West Stewart Street. There were no casualties.

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Inverclyde Council tweeted that power had now been restored to properties in Jamaica Street affected by the fire and residents were able to return to their homes

Some local people had to find alternative accommodation on Thursday night. The council said a survey of the fire-damaged building would take place.

A nearby funeral home was forced to move bodies to other premises as crews tackled the fire, but confirmed on Friday morning that they were operating as normal again.

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