Fire tears through Glasgow fruit market after ‘explosion’ (VIDEO)
More than 50 firefighters at currently tackling and working to contain a fire in a warehouse on #Blochairn Road, Glasgow.— Scot Fire and Rescue (@fire_scot) August 17, 2017
More than 40 firefighters battled the blaze at Blochairn Fruit Market in the city’s east end after the alarm was raised at 3.44am local time.
People living nearby told reporters they heard loud explosions on Thursday morning. Up to 90 percent of the building is thought to have caught fire.
Images on social media show a huge cloud of black smoke billowing from the market.
Blochairn fire from a mile or so away in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/zCMGyDdZh4— Clem Clements (@chrisclements) August 17, 2017
There are now speed restrictions on the M8 motorway due to poor visibility from the smoke, and nearby roads have been closed.
Hundreds of traders work at the market supplying fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.