First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has visited her constituency after a major fire overnight in a tenement. 

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. 

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A number of residents were evacuated from their home with a number of fire crews working through the night to tackle the blaze. 

The First Minister, who was due to be in Aberdeen campaigning, was among those to visit the site this morning and paid tribute to the fire crews who had worked tirelessly to tackle the inferno. 

Taking to social media, she tweeted: "1/ Just visited the scene of last night’s devastating fire in Pollokshields in my constituency to say a heartfelt thank you to @fire_scot and @policescotland - it is due to the skill and bravery of our firefighters in particular that no lives were lost in this dreadful incident.

She added: "Many residents and businesses in the area have been affected - some losing their homes. Anyone who needs advice or assistance in the days ahead should contact my constituency office on 0141 424 1174 or email

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"While the first priority is help for those directly affected, the location of this fire makes it a blow to the whole community. But Pollokshields is a strong community and I know everyone will rally round."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We were alerted at 11.31pm on Sunday November 10 to reports of a fire within a building.

“Operations Control mobilised a total of nine fire appliances and two height appliances to Albert Drive in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow.


“The fire had initially taken hold within a commercial premises and thereafter affected a number of dwelling flats above.

“Residents were evacuated. One person was taken to hospital suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. There were no further casualties.

“Crews worked through the night to surround and contain the fire which, due to its severity, caused a partial collapse of the building.

“Firefighters are now involved in an extensive dampening down operation, which is expected to last throughout Monday November 11.”

Police said that investigations into the blaze were continuing.

A police spokesman said: “The building, which included flats above, has collapsed.

“Officers remain at the scene. Roads in the surrounding area have been closed, local diversions in place.

“Enquiries are continuing.”