Fire badly damages Nursery School in Paisley

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Press release issued at 07:52 by the SFRS duty media liaison officer.

Line of fire engines, blue lights, appliances, night

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) attended a fire at Mossvale Nursery, Fullerton Street, Paisley.

The initial two appliances from Paisley Community Fire Station responded to the incident at 01:55hrs this morning (Thursday 18 December 2014). Due to the severity of the fire additional appliances from Govan and Renfrew were also in attendance at the incident.

In total 25 firefighters tackled the blaze and brought in under control using several main fire-fighting jets and a high reach appliance used as a water tower.

The main seat of the fire was brought under control at approximately 04:30hrs this morning however firefighters remain in attendance cutting away and dampening down hotspots within the building.

Station Manager Fothergill, the incident commander, said: “Our firefighters were faced with a challenging fire within the nursery and their priority was to save as much of the building as possible.

“Through the efforts of the firefighters the fire was successfully contained to one half of the nursery. A total of eight firefighters in breathing apparatus were used to bring the fire under control.

“Firefighters using a thermal image camera were able to check the building for hidden fire travel and effectively extinguish hotspots.”

Due to the extent of the damage to the building, parents of children who attend the nursery should contact Renfrewshire Council on 0300 300 0300 for further information.

The cause of the fire is still to be investigated by SFRS and Police Scotland.

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