FOOTAGE online shows the devastating moment the roof of Glasgow's third-oldest Catholic Church collapses as the building is gutted by fire.

Emergency crews were called to St Simon's Church in Partick just before 3am, with locals saying the roof caved in around 30 minutes later.

More than 30 firefighters remain at the scene.

The moment the roof collapsed was caught on video by David Lynass.



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St Simon's is one of the city's most historic churches. It is the third-oldest Catholic Church in Glasgow, having opened in 1858.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

A local resident told our sister title, the Glasgow Times, that the roof collapsed at around 3.30am.

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He added: "Church owner/tender who lived in the adjoining house was evacuated with no injuries.

"House now under siege from the fire. No casualties known at present."

A tweet from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added: "More than 30 firefighters are currently in attendance at a large fire within a church on Partick Bridge Street, Glasgow, after the alarm was raised at 2.40am.

"Nearby residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed, adjacent properties have been evacuated as a precaution."