A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “SFRS was alerted at 6.21am on Thursday, November 8 to reports of an incident involving hazardous material at Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow.
“Operations control immediately mobilised a number of resources to the scene, where firefighters are carrying out atmospheric tests.
Glasgow University locked down as staff evacuated from gym building after early-morning alarm
A spokesperson for the University of Glasgow said: “An alarm was triggered in the Stevenson sports building around 6.20am this morning.
Road at Glasgow University placed on lockdown as firefighters scramble to investigate
“The fire brigade attended and carried out atmospheric tests. A defective alarm has now been identified as the cause of the alarm being triggered.
A ROAD at the University of Glasgow has been placed on lockdown this morning as “hazardous material” is investigated.
“Scottish Fire and Rescue Service but have now left the scene and we are conducting an internal investigation. Both the Rankine building and the Stevenson sports facility have now reopened.”
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Emergency services were spotted outside the Stevenson Building in the heart of the campus in the citys west end
A GLASGOW Uni building was locked down first thing after staff were evacuated amid an early-morning alarm.
Two fire engines were spotted outside the Stevenson Building, which houses the uni’s gym, around 6.20am according to eyewitnesses.
A spokesperson for the University of Glasgow said: An alarm was triggered in the Stevenson sports building around 6.20am this morning.
Update…. The Rankine building will shortly be fully open forboth staff and students. Updates on the Stevenson to follow. Sorry for anyinconvenience
“Scottish Fire and Rescue Service but have now left the scene and we are conducting an internal investigation.
Road to #Glasgow Uni gym cordoned off and two fire engines stationed outside. Firefighters seen entering Stevenson Building. pic.twitter.com/uyhCYB4nuw
Worried locals took to social media first thing this morning when they spotted the emergency response.
Please be aware that due to alarm going off, both theStevenson and Rankin buildings are currently closed , as is access to Oakfield Avenue. Further updates to follow
A spokesperson for the university said: “Please be aware that due to alarm going off, both the Stevenson and Rankin buildings are currently closed, as is access to Oakfield Avenue.
A spokesperson said on Twitter: “On precautionary advice from the fire service, the Stevenson building is currently closed to the public.”
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