Fire crews save structure of famous building after blaze

Fire crews tackling a major blaze at a world-famous art school said they have prevented the destruction of the building's structure and the majority of its contents.

See more: Firefighters tackle blaze at Glasgow School of Art

The listed Mackintosh-designed building is a tourist attraction in its own right.
The listed Mackintosh-designed building is a tourist attraction in its own right. Credit: ITV News

Flames engulfed Glasgow School of Art's Charles Rennie Mackintosh building at around 12.30pm, with firefighters battling all day to save one of Scotland's most famous structures.

The blaze has now been brought under control after what has been described as a "very black day" for the institution.

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Firefighters tackle blaze at Glasgow School of Art

Firefighters are battling a blaze at Glasgow School Of Art, as smoke spread across the city.