Garage gutted by fire

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A BLAZE has caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage after ripping through a lock-up.

Two fire engines rushed to Etive Crescent in Bishopbriggs at around 11.40pm on Sunday.

Firefighters moved quickly to douse the flames using powerful water jets.

Station Commander Stephen Ruth, of Bishopbriggs Community Fire Station, said: “From the time of arrival to confirming the fire was out, the fire was extinguished in around 10 minutes.”

No-one was injured in the incident, though police attended and an investigation is ongoing into the cause.

An onlooker told the Herald: “You could see the black smoke from hundreds of yards away. People were out in the street moving their cars away so they didn’t get damaged.”

Earlier that evening, firefighters were also called out to extinguish a fire at a portable building in St Mungo Street, Bishopbriggs.

Two fire engines attended the incident just after 8pm and, again, a powerful jet was used to put out the flames.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.