200 EVACUATED AS FIRE RIPS THROUGH FLATS

Residents forced from homes by major blaze in Broomielaw flats

More than 60 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze.

About 200 people had to leave their homes after a fire ripped through a block of flats in Glasgow, BBC Scotland is reporting today.

The fire broke out at the building on Lancefield Quay, on the north bank of the River Clyde, at about 18:40 on Monday.

Sixty firefighters and 15 appliances tackled the “well-developed” blaze in the second floor of the three-storey building. No-one was hurt.

One senior firefighter said they did a “remarkable job in very challenging circumstances”, due to wind and rain.

Roddie Keith, area commander for Glasgow, said it was a “very significant and complex incident”.

“The fire was extinguished earlier this morning so we’ve scaled the incident down but we will have resources on site for quite some time to make sure there are no deeper-seated pockets of fire that could flare up at a later stage,” he said.

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