Fire crews tackle huge blaze at car warehouse on industrial estate
Up to 30 vehicles in the building at the South Lanarkshire industrial estate.
More than 25 firefighters tackled a blaze at a building in South Lanarkshire containing up to 30 vehicles.
The fire broke out at Farme Castle Industrial Estate, Duchess Place in Rutherglen, in the early hours of Monday morning.
At its height, the fire area was around 200ft by 70ft and had spread into the roof space of the car warehouse. Smoke was reported bellowing across the M74.
After the initial 999 call just after midnight, fire crews from Polmadie and Clydesmill community fire stations were sent to the scene and found a rapidly developing fire.
The commanding officer immediately requested assistance and further crews from Cowcaddens fire station were also sent to the scene.
With the fuel held inside the vehicles posing a risk of explosion, six firefighters were tasked with trying to get the fire under control from inside of the building.
They entered wearing breathing apparatus and three large bore firefighting jets.
Despite their efforts, the fire took hold of the roof space.
Fire crews required the use of a specialist 'high reach' fire appliance to direct large amounts of water onto the roof.
The fire, to the south east of Glasgow, was very close to the M74 motorway and prompted numerous emergency calls from members of the public who spotted smoke.
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