Glasgow & West Scotland

Fire crews tackle blaze at derelict former school in Glasgow

Howford School Image copyright Crookston and Pollok Community facebook page

More than 40 firefighters tackled a blaze at a derelict school in Glasgow's southside.

The emergency services were alerted to the fire at the former Howford School on Crookston Road at about 15.50 on Monday.

Roads were closed and people in the local area warned to keep windows closed as a huge plume of smoke rose above the city.

Two people were evacuated from a nearby building as a precaution.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the blaze was later extinguished by firefighters remained at the scene overnight, damping down the building.

Crookston Road remained closed on Tuesday.

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