FIREFIGHTERS rushed to Glasgow's West End this morning following reports of an explosion at road works.

Eyewitnesses heard an explosion at a road works site on Great Western Road just shortly after 9am. 

Evening Times:

Eyewitness Andrew Robertson had just dropped his children off at school when he heard around three explosions.
He said: "I literally dropped my kids off at school when I heard the explosions.
"Everyone was taken aback especially with what is happening at the moment.
"People also ran from a cafe near the site."

Evening Times:

The workmen appeared to be carrying out improvement works on the road markings when the incident happened.
The area would have been busy with parents dropping their children off at nearby Hillhead Primary School

Evening Times:

The incident happened near Roots, Fruits and Flowers, and Paesano pizza restaurant on Great Western Road.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “At 9.11am on Monday, June 19, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to reports of a vehicle on fire on Great Western Road, near Kelvin Bridge in Glasgow.

“One fire appliance was mobilised to the scene and, upon arrival, crews proceeded to use a breathing apparatus and a high-powered hose to extinguish the flames. There were no casualties reported.

“Firefighters left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”