Crews remain at the scene of fire at old Stobhill hospital in Glasgow

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Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire at Glasgow's old Stobhill Hospital this morning - with crews working to extinguish a few remaining pockets of fire.

A total of four fire appliances are presently at the scene, on Balornock Road, Springburn, on Wednesday, August 1.

The fire has now largely been contained however firefighters are presently working to extinguish some remaining hotspots.

There are no casualties.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was first alerted at 6.18pm on Tuesday,  July 31.

At its height, Operations Control mobilised 100 firefighters, 20 fire engines, and a number of specialist vehicles to the scene of the fire.

Crews will remain at the scene until the area is made safe.

SFRS Area Manager Gordon Pryde is the officer in charge of the incident.

He said: “The fire has now largely been contained, but this has undoubtedly been a challenging and protracted incident.

“A phenomenal amount of work has been done overnight to bring this fire under control, and to protect surrounding buildings.

“I must praise the response and professionalism of our firefighters – they have been exceptional.

“And I would like to thank our Operations Control firefighters for working effectively with our partners throughout the night and into today.

“There is more work to do, and crews will remain on the scene as they work to extinguish the fire.”

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