Report: Glasgow School of Art fire

Key points

  • Fire crews are tackling a blaze at the A listed Glasgow School of Art in the centre of the city
  • An eyewitness said the fire appeared to have started in the basement of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh building in Renfrew Street just before 12:30.
  • The dramatic art nouveau design of the Glasgow School of Art building took 12 years to be completed, finally opening in 1909

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  • Steven Brocklehurst 
  • Marianne Taylor 

Last updated 23 May 2014

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