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Firefighters tackle blaze at Brookfield Multiplex New South Glasgow Hospitals site

Firefighters have tackled a second blaze in Glasgow at a major construction site after they were called to an incident at the Southern General Hospital.

Shortly after 1pm yesterday, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to an incident at the site of the new Southern General Hospital when an automatic alarm was activated.

Crews were immediately dispatched from nearby Govan and Renfrew Community Fire Stations.

A small fire was discovered in a plant room on the second floor of a building under construction. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze before ventilating the affected areas.

No casualties were reported and an investigation is under way.

Brookfield Multiplex is on site at the hospital under £842m plans to transform it into an integrated children’s and adult hospital campus.

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The fire came just days after an incident in which firefighters were called to a blaze that broke out on Saturday within the roof space of the ‘Hydro’ project in Glasgow, being built by Lend Lease.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received repeated calls from the public shortly after 3.20pm on Saturday, dispatching local fire crews from five nearby towns.

Lend Lease is building out the £125m arena, which will seat 12,000 people.

The Hydro building is located at Exhibition Way, next to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.


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