Firefighters Tackle Blaze At Glasgow School Of Art Ahead Of Building Reopening

16 June 2018, 07:06

There have been no reported casualties at a fire at the School of Art in Glasgow, which was due to be reopened next year after a restoration from a previous fire in May 2014.

A DJ who was in the middle of his set at one of the nearby clubs told LBC's reporter that he didn't know whether the laptop he left behind containing all his college work was "badly damaged or not damaged at all".

He said that "halfway through the set a security guard came up waving his arms asking us to turn the music off."

"I left everything in there."

The DJ told Connor Gillies that he left his car keys, laptop, wallet, and many other personal items behind at the club as he was evacuated.

More than 120 firefighters tackled a blaze at the School of Art as it underwent a £35m restoration project.

The iconic Mackintosh building was badly damaged by a big fire in May 2014, and was due to reopen next year.

Nearby buildings, including music venues, were evacuated.

The O2 ABC has also sustained damage by the fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that no casualties have been reported.

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