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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Huge fire in Glasgow brought under control

Some 3,000 homes were without power.

A FIRE AT a scrapyard in Glasgow in Scotland left 3,000 homes without power.

The blaze broke out at Japanese Auto Parts on Helen Street, near Ranger FC’s Ibrox Stadium, at around 4.30pm yesterday.

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Around 50 firefighters were in attendance and the fire has now been brought under control but is still burning.

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Some 3,000 homes were without power for a period of time. Scottish Power thanked customers for their patience.

Peter Heath, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s deputy assistant chief officer,told BBC News the fire engulfed “a building which is approximately 100 metres by 40 metres”.

“At one side of the building that is on fire is an electrical substation which supplies a significant part of Glasgow and Govan area and at the other side there is a large storage facility.

“Our activity in the last few hours have been ensuring that we protect these and we have been successful in that to date.”

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