Environmental incidents - SEISS reports (major fires – Robroyston, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow)

27 March 2018

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The Scottish Environmental Incident Surveillance System (SEISS) recorded the following incidents in the past week:

  • On 19 March 2018, firefighters tackled a large blaze at a building site in the Robroyston area of Glasgow. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said crews were sent to the scene at about 7.25pm. Pictures on social media showed flames and large plumes of smoke coming from the scene. The fire was extinguished but officers monitored the site overnight before leaving on Tuesday morning. There were said to be no casualties. This was reported by BBC news.
  • On 22 March 2018, a major fire broke out in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. At its height, more than 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines were mobilised to the city centre and, by the weekend, firefighters remained at the scene dealing with continuing fires and damping down. The service reassured the public that testing has shown there is no risk from asbestos. This was reported by BBC news.

For more detailed information, visit the SEISS website, or contact either Ian Henton or Colin Ramsay at HPS on 0141 300 1100.