Page last updated at 12:15 GMT, Friday, 23 May 2008 13:15 UK

Community centre damaged in blaze

Shettleston Hall fire, picture by Peter Hadviger
Aerial platforms were used to tackle the fire

A community hall in the east end of Glasgow has been badly damaged by fire.

Crews were called to the blaze at Shettleston Hall community centre in Wellshot Road at 0425 BST on Friday.

Firefighters have brought the situation under control but there has been significant damage to the building, which resulted in the roof collapsing.

Occupants of nearby homes, who had been evacuated as a precautionary measure, have now been allowed to return to their homes. No-one was injured.

At the height of the incident, 30 firefighters were on the scene, amid fears the flames could spread to nearby buildings.

Crews are expected to remain on the scene for the remainder of the day.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said an investigation with Strathclyde Police was now underway into the cause of the blaze.

Officers from Glasgow City Council will inspect the damage to the building.

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