These pictures show just some of the devastation that unfolded as flames engulfed St Simon’s Church in Partick, Glasgow, on Wednesday morning.
The church is Glasgow’s third oldest Catholic Church and pictures of the fire shared across social media show the severity of the incident, with one video showing the roof collapsing into the flames.
Here are some of the pictures which show exactly what has happened to the historic church.
1. Police at the scene on Wednesday morning
Police Scotland has said the investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire. Photo: JPIMedia
2. Flames engulfing the historic church
Flames could be see throughout the night completely destroying the historic church. One video circulating on social media showed the roof collapsing in as the fire raged on. Photo: Amy Iona
3. Firefighters at the scene of the fire
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said one person was helped out of the property and given precautionary treatment at the scene in Partick Bridge Street. Photo: Daniel Harkins/PA
4. Flames before the roof collapsed
This images shows the roof still semi-intact before the blaze caused it to collapse in on itself. Photo: @Amieeeef