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Scrapyard fire caused Glasgow power cut

Scottish firefighters are continuing to damp down a major fire at a Glasgow scrapyard, which led to around 3,000 homes left without electricity.

A huge plume of smoke was created when the fire broke out at the Japanese Autoparts yard in Helen Street, Govan, on the afternoon of 5 March.

Scottish Power said the fire was “extremely close” to an electricity substation which was isolated temporarily for safety.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent around 50 firefighters, six fire engines, four aerial appliances and a high-volume pump to battle the blaze.

The incident involved “a quantity of tyres and a number of vehicles”.

The fire was eventually brought under control in the early hours of 6 March, and a crew remained on the scene.

Station manager Gregg McKearney, who is the incident commander, said: “Our crews have worked tirelessly to bring this fire under control.

“Firefighters remain at the scene as they carry out dampening down work and ensure the safety of the public.”

 

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