Fire crews work overnight to tackle blaze at flats

The fire broke out just after 7pm on Friday at Riverford Road in Glasgow.

Fire: The blaze took hold on Friday night. Samantha McCrae
Fire: The blaze took hold on Friday night.

Firefighters worked through the night tackling a blaze at a five-storey building in Glasgow.

The fire broke out just after 7pm on Friday at Riverford Road in the Pollokshaws area.

At the height of the incident, 15 fire engines were at the scene and there were still two appliances in attendance on Saturday afternoon.

By 4.56pm, the incident was finally closed.

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There were no reports of any casualties.

The building was part of CCG’s flagship development Riverford Gardens.

A CCG spokesperson said: “A fire was reported last night within an uninhabited building on a site in the south side of Glasgow.

“Pending inspection and investigation it is too early to comment on the cause or extent of damage.”

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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman added: “We were alerted at 7.11pm on Friday, December 27 to reports of a fire at Riverford Road, Glasgow.

“Operations control mobilised 15 appliances to the scene where they were met with a fire in a five-storey building.

“The incident is now closed.”

The blaze came after a man died following a flat fire in Parnie Street in the Trongate area of the city in the early hours of Friday.

Police said the man was brought out of the building and treated by ambulance staff but pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations are under way to establish the cause of the fire.

In another incident, two people were taken to hospital after a fire in a multi-storey block of flats in Kirkton Avenue in the Knightswood area of Glasgow just before 5am on Friday.

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Fire crews extinguished the blaze in a property on the 22nd floor of the building.

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