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Firefighters battle major blaze at famed Glasgow School of Art

Firefighters put ladders against the building to douse from close range while others used at least six high-pressure hoses to spray from farther range Firefighters put ladders against the building to douse from close range while others used at least six high-pressure hoses to spray from farther range
Patty Aguilar | 16 June, 2018, 19:16

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze which broke out at the Glasgow School of Art, the second fire to devastate the building in four years.

Smoke and flames billowed from the building, one of Scotland's most cherished, and firefighters rushed to the scene at around 11:20pm on Friday.

It came near the end of a multimillion pound (dollar) project to restore the building to its former glory after a 2014 fire.

On the evening of 15 June in Glasgow, reports emerged on Twitter - and was later confirmed by the BBC - that the Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building had caught fire.

"But it is hard to find words to convey the utter devastation felt here and around the world for the iconic Mackintosh building", she wrote.

Fire took hold of the Glasgow School of Art building in May 2014 in the run-up to the students' degree show, and graduation ceremonies had taken place at the institution earlier on Friday.

Firefighters sought to limit damage to the historic Glasgow School of Art Saturday, after a dramatic fire that ravaged it spread to neighbouring properties and led to several evacuations.

Sam Patterson, vice president of the Glasgow Institute of Architects, said the spread of the fire throughout the entire building would make any restoration effort extremely hard.

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"The Mack has been undergoing restoration since the last devastating fire in 2014".

Asked if any of the restoration work had been destroyed, Mr Heath replied: "I would say, given the extent of the fire, that would be a fair comment".

A number of roads have been closed while crews tackle the blaze.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: 'Thoughts with you GSofA - I know [firefighters] will be doing everything they can'.

Britain's Scotland Secretary David Mundell said he was at the school only a fortnight ago to see the restoration work.

Paul Sweeney, shadow Scotland minister, said the Mackintosh Building was the "most architecturally important building" in the city.

The landmark building had been due to reopen next year.

The school's alumni include recent Turner Prize for art winners Simon Starling (2005), Richard Wright (2009) and Martin Boyce (2011).

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