Hydro Building Blaze

40 Firefighters tackled a blaze within the roof space of the new ‘Hydro’ building in Glasgow yesterday afternoon.

There is no report of any casualties, nor is there a cause for the blaze established at this stage.

The services control centre in Jonstone received repeat calls from the public shortly after 3:20pm and local fire crews from nearby Yorkhill, Cowcaddens, Polmadie, Govan and Maryhill were immediately dispatched.

Firefighters upon their arrival were met with a developing fire within the roof space of the building which is currently under construction.

In recognising the complexity of the structure in relation to where the fire was located the incident commander immediately requested additional special ‘High Reach’ appliances to attack the fire.

In tackling the initial blaze Group Commander John Rae from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service said Fires within the roof space of any building gives major problems to Firefighters, especially in terms of access and this was a new building under construction with an unusual design.

“The initial Firefighting actions and tactical decision making from the first attending crews prevented the fire from spreading far more rapidly than it did and thus limited the damage caused,” Mr Rae said.

Group Commander Rae added that the early introduction of the Special High Reach appliances to tackle the fire played a major part in limiting the effects of the blaze.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway by the Services ‘Incident Research & Investigation Section’ in conjunction with Police Scotland.

 

Published on aliveradio.net

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