LOCALS have been urged to stay indoors as a massive fire engulfed a scrap metal yard in Possilpark.

Flames ripped through the BM Metals yard in Balmore Road at around 8.20pm.

Within minutes the roof had been destroyed and a smell of acrid smell  wafted across the area.

It led to the closure of Balmore Road  Sunnylaw Street, Saracen Street, Allander Street and Panmure Street.

A police spokeswoman said: “The best thing local people can do is stay indoors and keep their windows closed.”