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Firefighters work through the night to extinguish Glasgow city centre fire

Area Commander Garry MacKay described the blaze as ‘very challenging’.

Firefighters at the scene in Glasgow city centre after a fire at a building in Pitt Street (Journo_Paul/Twitter/PA)
Firefighters at the scene in Glasgow city centre after a fire at a building in Pitt Street (Journo_Paul/Twitter/PA)

By Padraig Collins, PA

Around 40 firefighters worked through the night after a fire at a Glasgow city centre building.

The fire in a commercial business in Pitt Street was reported at 1.52am on Sunday.

The fire has now been extinguished but crews continue to work to ensure the area is made safe.

Area Commander Garry MacKay said: “It was a very challenging incident and crews worked incredibly hard to extinguish the fire and ensure all properties were searched and cleared.

“Firefighters are now aggressively cutting away parts of the building to ensure there is no hidden fire spread.”

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