Charity project goes up in flames in Glasgow

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A firewood charity which recycles trees and wood destined for land fill has caught fire. 

Plumes of smoke have been billowing from a large blaze at the Bullwood charity project in Glasgow’s south side since the early hours of this morning.

The alarm was raised about the “well-developed” fire in a single-storey building in Nitshill Road at around 2.30am on Thursday.

There are no casualties however the local St Bernard’s Primary School and Woodacre Nursery have been closed due to the incident.

Six fire fighting appliances were called to the scene, including three aerial units.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said crews are still tackling the flames.

The local authority also urged nearby residents to keep their windows shut.

A stretch between Cleeves Road and Seamill Street has been closed to all traffic and motorists have been urged to expect delays during rush hour.

Peat Road is also shut to all southbound vehicles between Barrhead Road and Nitshill Road.

Some public transport has also been affected.

A Police Scotland spokesperson has said it is too early to say whether the fire is being treated as suspicious, but inquiries are taking place to determine the cause.