Cops are treating a fire at an old Glasgow cinema as deliberate.

Nine engines and more than 40 firefighters were called to Kilmarnock Road on Tuesday night after blaze started within the old White Elephant Cinema.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Glasgow Times:

Officers are now investigating the incident, which is being thought of as wilful. 

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Around 7.15pm on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, we received a report of a fire at a premises on Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow.

“The fire is being treated as wilful and inquiries are ongoing.”

Glasgow Times:

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said they were called to reports of a fire within a derelict building on Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands at 6.59pm on Tuesday.

An SFRS spokesman said: “Operations control mobilised a total of nine fire appliances to tackle and contain the fire.”

Glasgow Times:

One appliance remained at the scene on Wednesday morning to reinspect the building for any hotspots but left at about 9.15am.

Roads in the area have since reopened.