Pupils evacuated at Grove

John Devlin. 27/03/15. GLASGOW. STOCK. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. fire brigade, fire ,emergency service , 999 , rescue sevice , fire engine , flames.

John Devlin. 27/03/15. GLASGOW. STOCK. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. fire brigade, fire ,emergency service , 999 , rescue sevice , fire engine , flames.

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Grove Academy was closed this morning (Thursday) following a fire in a science lab.

Scottish Fire and Rescue received a call at 10.53am to say that electrical wiring above the second floor laboratory had caught fire.

Pupils were immediately evacuated and at the time of writing the school was closed, but Dundee City Council officials expected it to reopen as usual tomorrow (Friday).

Staff managed to partially extinguish the conflagration and it was fully extinguished on arrival by firefighters using a CO2 extinguishers.

One appliance each from Balmossie and Kingsway East stations attended the incident and crews ventilated the affected classrooms and corridors.

There was some cutting away and checking for hot spots and fire spread using a thermal imaging camera.

The stop message was received by the Dundee Control Room at 11.58am.