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House evacuated as firefighters tackle blaze at derelict school

Six fire engines and four support vehicles are at the fire at the former Howford Primary School in Crookston, Glasgow.

More than 40 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a former school in Glasgow leading to one neighbouring property being evacuated.

Six fire engines and four support vehicles have been sent to the scene at the former Howford Primary School in Crookston.

The fire service said two people have been evacuated from a neighbouring property as a precaution.

Roads have been closed and people in the local area have been warned to keep windows closed as a huge plume of smoke from the blaze could been seen from miles across the city.

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Six fire engines and four support vehicles attended (Kai Leith/PA)

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) spokesman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 3.49pm on Monday, June 30, to reports of a building fire in Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised a number of resources to the scene at Crookston Road, where firefighters are currently tackling a fire within a single-storey derelict building.

“Two people have been evacuated from a neighbouring property as a precaution.”

Police Scotland said in a statement: “Significant road closures and diversions are in place. We would ask people to try and avoid the area and to close your windows if you live nearby.”

Glasgow City Council said Crookston Road is closed between Paisley Road West and Brockburn Road due to the “significant” fire at the former school, adding: “Road users should expect significant congestion as traffic attempts to find alternative routes.”

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