Crews battle fire as blaze tears through building

Firefighters are in attendance on Kenmure Street in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow.

Crews battle fire as blaze tears through building Lucy Gillie

Firefighters are tackling a blaze which has taken hold of a tenement building in Glasgow’s southside.

Crews are in attendance on Kenmure Street in the Pollokshields area of the city.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they were alerted to the “well-developed fire” at 4.53pm on Wednesday.

He added: “Operations control mobilised nine appliances, including two height appliances, and firefighters are working to contain and extinguish the flames.

“There are no reported casualties at this time. Crews will remain in attendance for some time.”

Police confirmed they were assisting SFRS with evacuating residents and implementing road closures in the area.

The blaze is just across the road from a building on Albert Drive, which was ravaged by a devastating fire in November.

It had broken out at the Strawberry & Spice Garden grocery and was so severe it caused the building to collapse.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “This is horrible to see – and so soon after the Albert Drive fire just across the road.

“Hoping everyone is safe and any damage is limited.”

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