Firefighters tackle huge blaze at derelict building

Firefighters were called to the fire on Duke Street on Thursday evening.

Firefighters are tackling a blaze which has broken out at a derelict building in Glasgow.

The fire broke out around 8pm on Thursday at a building on Duke Street in the Dennistoun area.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the fire from across the city and there were reports a loud explosion had been heard.

Six appliances were sent to the scene where a derelict building had been engulfed in flames.

Firefighters remain at the scene.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were called to an incident at Duke Street in Glasgow at 8.40pm on Thursday.

“Operations control mobilised six appliances to a derelict building and crews are currently in attendance.” 

Police are in attendance and have cordoned off the area.