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Building collapse in Glasgow after 'massive' fire hits shop and flats
11 November 2019, 07:43
People have been evacuated from their homes in Glasgow after a fire overnight caused parts of a building to collapse
Pictures from the scene show parts of a building been destroyed after a fire ripped through the Spice Garden greengrocers on Albert Drive in the city.
A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council told LBC News flats above a shop and two blocks of flast either side were evacuated, affecting around 20 people.
The spokesperson said" “I can confirm there was a fire at 193 Albert Drive which started before midnight yesterday."
Adding: "The building which is on Albert Drive at the corner of Kenmure Street is partially collapsed.”
LBC News spoke to a witness named Zfar who lives round the corner from the Spice Garden, he described the fire as "massive."
A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were alerted at 11.31pm on Sunday November 10 to reports of a fire within a building.
"Operations Control mobilised nine appliances and two height appliances to Albert Drive in the Pollokshields area.
"Crews are working to contain the fire that has taken hold within commercial premises below flats."
Police have advised Albert Drive has been closed to all traffic between Shields Road and St Andrews Road.
A Police Scotland spokesman added: "Road closures are currently in place in and around Albert Drive in the Pollockshields area of Glasgow, this is due to an ongoing incident being dealt with by Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland. Road closures are expected to be in place for several hours."
Dreadful news for affected residents and businesses in Pollokshields - any constituents who need assistance, please email or call my office. https://t.co/4rJaVEoQ9T— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) November 11, 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also took to Twitter to offer her support to residents.
She said: "Dreadful news for affected residents and businesses in Pollokshields - any constituents who need assistance, please e-mail or call my office."