Around 50 firefighters were tackling a fire at a car scrapyard in Glasgow.

Police and fire crews were called to the blaze in the Govan area of the city at about 4.30pm on Sunday.

The fire ripped through Japanese Autoparts on Helen Street near Ibrox Stadium, sources said.

A total of nine appliances were sent to the scene.

Fire chiefs said a number of tyres and vehicles within the scrap yard have caught fire.


No injuries have been reported.

Dramatic pictures have been posted by residents on social media showing dark plumes of smoke billowing high above the city.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Around 50 firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at a Glasgow scrapyard.

"A total of nine appliances, a high volume pump and a forward control unit have been mobilised to the city's Helen Street.

"The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews are presently working to contain the fire which has affected large quantities of tyres and a number of vehicles."