Massive fire at Airdrie primary school

The blaze at St Dominic's primary school in Airdrie. Picture: Contributed

The blaze at St Dominic's primary school in Airdrie. Picture: Contributed

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FIREFIGHTERS attended a massive blaze at an Airdrie primary school this afternoon.

St Dominic’s primary school, in Petersburn Avenue, was evacuated safely, with no reports of injuries. Pupils were not believed to be inside the building at the time of the fire.

Firefighters attended the scene after the emergency services were called at around 3.50pm.

In a statement, the fire service said: “Two appliances were immediately mobilised from Coatbridge Community Fire Station and crews reached the scene to find the roof of the building on fire.

“The school had already been safely evacuated and there are no reports of injuries.

“Firefighters were strategically positioned around the site and have been using multiple high pressure jets to douse the flames.

“The fire has affected the entire building and police officers have evacuated residents of nearby homes as a precautionary measure due to the presence of smoke within the area.”

The school will close on Friday, North Lanarkshire council said. The smoke from the blaze is reportedly affecting rush hour traffic on the M8.

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