Fire crews have left the scene of a blaze in a derelict building in Glasgow which began burning on Tuesday evening.

Nine fire engines and more than 40 firefighters were sent to the blaze in Kilmarnock Road, in the Shawlands area of the city.

The road was been cordoned off in both directions and drivers were being advised to seek an alternative route between Pollokshaws Road and Coustonholm Road.

The fire broke out in a buiilding which has been disused for some time, and was also formerly the Rosco Nightclub.

One appliance remained at the scene this morning, departing just after 9am. 

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said:“We were alerted at 6.59pm on Tuesday 11 July to reports of a fire within a derelict building on Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands.

"Operations Control mobilised a total of nine fire appliances to tackle and contain the fire.

"There were no reported casualties and one appliance remained on scene as of Wednesday, 12 July to reinspect the building for any hotspots."

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The Herald:

Local businesses were evacuated at the height of the blaze, with the buiilding situated on a busy thoroughfare through the Southside of the city.