Firefighters will remain at the scene of the Glasgow School of Art fire throughout the night
16 June 2018
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service remains in attendance this evening at The Glasgow School of Art, O2 ABC and adjoining buildings following a significant fire.
Around 50 firefighters and nine fire engines alongside four high reach appliances are still at the scene of the fire in Glasgow city centre on Saturday, June 16
Firefighters are presently concentrating efforts on all four sides of the buildings, from Dalhousie Street to Sauchiehall Street and into Renfrew Street.
The fire has now largely been contained however a few pockets of fire remain which crews are currently working to extinguish.
There are no reported casualties and nearby residential properties have been evacuated as a precaution.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was first alerted to the fire at 11.19pm on Friday, June 15.
At its height, Operations Control had mobilised a total of 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines to the scene.
A high volume pump had been drawing water from the River Clyde but is now no longer required as the incident is scaled back.
Group Manager Mark Gallacher is the officer in charge of the incident.
He said: “Crews are still on scene carrying out firefighting operations to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.
“Our priorities remain the same and we will continue to monitor the progress over the course of the evening and throughout the night.
“We will remain on the scene for as long as it takes and we are absolutely committed to preventing any further damage to surrounding properties and ensuring the area is made safe.”