Investigation into blaze at warehouse

AN investigation was under way yesterday into the cause of a large city-centre warehouse fire.

More than 30 firefighters tackled the large blaze at the Alfa wholesale grocer premises in Lancefield Street, Glasgow, which started on Friday night. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service said it received “multiple” 999 calls and mobilised engines from Yorkhill, Polmadie and Cowcaddens. .

Local business owners arrived at the scene to make sure their premises had not been affected.

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Fire crews tackled the blaze from both sides of the detached single-storey building using a combination of ground and aerial jets to prevent it spreading.

Police cordoned off the area and closed parts of Lancefield Street and neighbouring Hydepark Street.

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Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said the blaze was brought under control at around 3.20am yesterday.

The service said there is a threat of oil contaminating nearby drains and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency is monitoring the situation. Inspectors from Glasgow City Council’s building control team were also present.

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Crews remained at the scene yesterday, dampening down the building.