Fire crews continue to tackle blaze near Commonwealth Games arena

Emergency services remain in the area more than 15 hours on from when the fire broke out.

Fire crews remain at the scene of a blaze at a recycling centre near a famous Glasgow sports arena on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Nuneaton Street, near the Emirates Arena, at around 5.08pm on Tuesday.

Seven appliances and a specialist resource from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to the scene on Tuesday, with crews remaining in the area more than 15 hours on from when the blaze broke out.

Police Scotland officers also remain in the area to assist with traffic management.

The force updated the public on social media in a statement which read: “Officers remain in attendance to assist with traffic management following a fire on London Road, Glasgow.

“Road closures are still in place at London Road onto the Clyde Gateway. Access to the Emirates Arena is available via Dalmarnock Road.

“Access to Nuneaton Street is limited. All other access to the industrial estate is now open.

“Residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed, where possible, due to smoke.”

An update from Glasgow City Council added: “Due to a fire in Nuneaton Street, the A728 Clyde Gateway is closed to all traffic from Dalmarnock Road to London Road.

“Road users are advised to avoid this area and seek an alternate route.”

On Tuesday, images and video showed huge plumes of smoke coming from the industrial estate.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 5.08pm on Tuesday, June 6, to a fire within the grounds of a recycling centre in Nuneaton Street, Glasgow.

“Operations control mobilised seven appliances and a specialist resource unit to the scene.

Crews remain in attendance and there are no reported casualties.”

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