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Celebrities in Scotland have expressed their sadness after fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art.
Singer Lily Allen who is currently on tour in Scotland, Scottish actor Colin McCredie, who played DC Stuart Fraser in detective drama Taggart and Edinburgh-based crime writer Ian Rankin all tweeted about the fire:
Oh no! This Glasgow School Of Art fire is devastating.
Just heard about devastating fire at Glasgow School of Art - one of Scotland's most iconic buildings. Sad sad news.
Fire crews have blasted the flames with a water jet while flames could be seen through the scorched windows and billowing out of the roof of Glasgow School of Art's (GSA) Charles Rennie Mackintosh building.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have sent several appliances from Cowcaddens, Yorkhill and Maryhill fire stations to the fire at the famous sandstone building.
Footage has emerged of a blaze at the Glasgow School of Art where firefighters continue to battle with the fire.
The Glasgow school of Art has tweeted that students and staff have been "evacuated" from the building after a blaze took hold, and they are now "safe".
Everyone safe & evacuated. On behalf of staff and students, thank you to all who have expressed concern over Twitter. Updates as they come.
The Mackintosh building is on fire, all have been evacuated & we will post updates as we get them. Currently setting up an incident number.
Smoke has been drifting across Glasgow's skyline as firefighters battle with a blaze at an Glasgow Art School.
Fire At Glasgow Art School http://t.co/ZsQ10tzDGj
Firefighters are battling a blaze at Glasgow School Of Art, as eyewitnesses reported flames coming from the rear building.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said officers received 999 calls reporting a fire at the Macintosh Building shortly before 12:30pm.
Four fire engines were immediately sent from Cowcaddens, Yorkhill and Maryhill fire stations and firefighters were on scene within four minutes. The incident is ongoing and officers said they had no further information at this time.
Tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will go back on sale today after long delays and technical problems caused the initial launch to be suspended last week.
Around 50,000 tickets remain and they are set to be released over the next three days in a bid to manage demand on the website and phoneline.
During the initial launch, some customers were faced with hours of waiting, others were unsure if online transactions were completed and many were charged for an engaged tone when attempting to buy tickets on the phoneline.
The sale was stopped due to the problems with only half of the 100,000 tickets managing to be sold.
From 10am today, remaining seats at the opening and closing ceremonies will be available along with tickets to watch team sports such as hockey, netball and rugby sevens.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has welcomed the decision taken by Glasgow 2014 organisers to drop the demolition of the Red Road flats from the Opening Ceremony.
"I think it's a sensible decision that will be widely welcomed and we've already seen indications of that," he said.
Former Scottish Socialist MSP Carolyn Leckie said she was 'relieved and extremely pleased' with the move.
"I think it's great, it's a sensible decision. I think everybody will be relieved and I think the over-17,000 people who expressed their views in the petition - making a lot of sensible comments, some of which were also based on safety - will be relieved," she said.