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UK NewsFire breaks out at historic engineering works in Glasgow

01:35  26 august  2019
01:35  26 august  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

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A large fire engulfed the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art on the night of June 15, the second fire at the site in four years.Nearby buildings were evacuated as the flames rapidly spread, while more than 60 firefighters worked to contain the blaze .

About 40 firefighters and six fire engines attended the scene. Two people were brought to safety by firefighters and 40 guests were moved to alternative Group Manager Mark Loynd, from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: "This was a challenging incident and our firefighters worked hard

A large fire broke out in an abandoned engineering works in central Glasgow on Sunday evening.

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The blaze, which is believed to have been caused by tyres being set alight, took place at the former Howdens plant in Tradeston.

The Victorian engineering complex, which stands next to Charles Rennie Mackinstosh’s famous Scotland Street school, has lain empty for more than 30 years.

Firefighters were called out to the B-listed former works at around 8pm.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: ”The location is a derelict building.

“Tyres are on fire inside. We have four appliances currently on the scene.”

Glasgow North East MP Paul Sweeney said: “Sad to see a fire take hold of the historic James Howden Engineering Works in Tradeston, one of the last examples of such a heavy engineering works left in Glasgow, dating from 1898.

“It latterly built the boring machines for the Channel Tunnel.”

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