Thursday, 10 January 2013

SFR battles industrial blaze in Glasgow

09 January 2013

SFR battles industrial blaze in Glasgow

Govan fire is successfully brought under control

FFs with hose - BA and HRJ
Firefighters from across Glasgow battled to extinguish a blaze at an industrial building in the city's Southside.
Three appliances from Polmadie, Cowcaddens and Maryhill rushed to Fairley Street in Govan around 6:20 this morning (Wednesday, January 9). The crews arrived to find the property engulfed by thick smoke and were quickly bolstered by an additional appliance from Pollok.
Forcing entry with cutting equipment, six firefighters donned full breathing apparatus and immediately moved to combat the blaze. The crews fought their way to the source of the fire and found a large quantity of industrial materials were alight.
With the use of both a main water jet and a high-pressure hosereel jet, the firefighters set about bringing the flames under control. With the fire completely surrounded, the team successfully extinguished the flames and used a Positive Pressure Ventilation fan to clear smoke from the building.
No persons were injured in the incident, the cause of which is under investigation by Strathclyde Fire & Rescue.

From SF&RS

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