A building has collapsed in Pollokshields after firefighters battled a blaze overnight.

Emergency services were called to Albert Drive around 11.30 pm last night.

Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before the building collapsed just after 5.30 am. 

Residents were evacuated from their homes, which sit above the takeaway, and one man has been taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. 


At the height of the fire, at least nine fire engines and two height appliances attended the scene. 

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In a video sent by an Evening Times reader, firefighters can be seen pouring water onto the roof of the inferno in a bid to bring it under control. 

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "At around 11.30 pm, police were called to a report of a takeaway on fire in Albert Drive in Pollokshields.

"A number of residents have been evacuated from their homes.

"One man has been treated for smoke inhalation and he was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital as a precaution.

"No reports of any further injuries.

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"The building which included flats above has collapsed at 5.40 am this morning. 

"Officers remain at the scene and enquiries are continuing."

Glasgow City Council said Albert Drive has been closed to all traffic between Shields Road and St Andrews Road.​

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A Police Scotland spokesman added: "Road closures are currently in place in and around Albert Drive in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, this is due to an ongoing incident being dealt with by Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland.  Road closures are expected to be in place for several hours." 


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also took to Twitter to offer her support to residents.

She said: "Dreadful news for affected residents and businesses in Pollokshields - any constituents who need assistance, please e-mail or call my office."

The school said on Twitter: "To all our families and other children in Pollokshields affected by the fire.

"The school is open we can keep you warm, get food and access to phones.

"We also have some children’s clothes. Come along if you need us."