BBC Scotland Headquarters Evacuated Due To Fire

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BBC Scotland Headquarters Evacuated Due To Fire

Staff at the BBC Scotland headquarters in Glasgow were evacuated due to a fire.

Firefighters were called out to the Pacific Quay building at about 11:30 on Sunday.

Smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the broadcaster’s six-storey building.

BBC Radio Scotland’s Off the Ball programme was taken off air and was replaced by a network programme. Output has since gone back on air.

All staff were allowed back into the building just after 13:00 and no-one is believed to have been hurt.

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However, the BBC Scotland TV channel’s news review programme Seven Days, due to be broadcast at 23:00, has been cancelled due to technical issues resulting from the fire.

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A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 11:26 on Sunday 31 January to reports of smoke issuing from the roof of a commercial building at Pacific Quay.

“Operations control have mobilised four appliances and one aerial platform appliance to the scene and firefighters are presently working to extinguish a fire which has taken hold in a utility room on top of the roof.”

Staff at the BBC Scotland headquarters in Glasgow were evacuated due to a fire.

Firefighters were called out to the Pacific Quay building at about 11:30 on Sunday.

Smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the broadcaster’s six-storey building.

BBC Radio Scotland’s Off the Ball programme was taken off air and was replaced by a network programme. Output has since gone back on air.

All staff were allowed back into the building just after 13:00 and no-one is believed to have been hurt.

BBC Scotland Headquarters Evacuated Due To Fire

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