Fire breaks out at RSPBA HQ
A blaze which broke out at the headquarters of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) this morning has been brought under control. Around 30 firefighters brought the blaze in Washington Street, Glasgow under control by 5.00am. No-one was hurt in the incident.
Eight crew members entered the building wearing breathing gear, while others fought the fire outside using water jets.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We arrived to discover the fire affecting the roof of the two-storey building. It was attacked externally by two powerful water jets as eight firefighters entered the building dressed in protective breathing apparatus to eventually bring it under control by 4.56am.
"The fire has now been extinguished. There are no casualties and firefighters remain at the scene damping down.”
The blaze will give impetus to the RSPBA’s proposals to refurbish the building including re-roofing.
The RSPBA’s AGM is tomorrow in Trades Hall, Glassford Street, Glasgow.