Emergency services have been rushed to a fire in the South Side of the city as a blaze tears through a tenement building. 

Nine fire engines have been called to the scene on Pollocksheilds' Albert Drive as firefighters battle the flames.

Two of the vehicles are using height appliance to disperse water onto the roof which has caved in as a result of the blaze.

It appears the road has been cordoned off by police where traffic is currently being diverted. 

Police are reminding members of the public of social distancing rules as people have gathered on the street. 

Glasgow Times:

Glasgow Times: Picture: Lucy GilliePicture: Lucy Gillie

The First Minister has Tweeted: "This is horrible to see - and so soon after the Albert Drive fire just across the road.

"Hoping everyone is safe and any damage is limited. But if any constituents need assistance, please get in touch - Nicola.sturgeon.msp@parliament.scot"

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted at 4.53pm on Wednesday, April 1 to reports of a well-developed fire within a tenement building on Kenmure Street, Glasgow.

"Operations Control mobilised nine appliances including two height appliances and firefighters are working to contain and extinguish the flames.

"There are no reported casualties at this time.

"Crews remain in attendence for some time."