Glasgow warehouse in city blaze

16 Apr 2012

A large warehouse fire in Glasgow has prompted an investigation after 30 firefighters were needed to bring the blaze under control.

Alfa Wholesale Grocer's warehouse in Lancefield Street, in the Finneston area of Glasgow, went up in flames at 8:30 pm on Friday 13 April. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service reported numerous 999 calls and dispatched fire engines from several bases, including Yorkhill, Polmadie and Cowcaddens.

The fire was successfully managed by the attending crews although they could not prevent substantial damage to the Alfa Grocer property. Witnesses said the owners of the store had left the warehouse less than half an hour before the fire broke out.

Business owners with property in the local area arrived at the scene to check their own premises. However, as Alfa Grocer's warehouse is a detached single-storey building, fire crews were able to tackle the blaze from both sides of the premises.

As a result, firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings, using a combination of ground and aerial water streams to control its movement.

Copyright Press Association 2012

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