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Mearns Primary to re-open to pupils as fire damage "limited"
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Mearns Primary to re-open to pupils as fire damage "limited" 3 weeks, 6 days ago #1

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21/10/2019

Mearns Primary to re-open to pupils as fire damage "limited"

Pupils will return to Mearns Primary School as normal tomorrow, despite fire causing damage to a wing of the building.

Four fire crews were called to the Newton Mearns school just after 7.30pm to tackle the fire, which has since been extinguished.

East Renfrewshire Council said that fire damage was limited to just one classroom, and the building has been deemed safe for occupancy.

Therefore, all primary pupils are set to return to the school tomorrow.

However, refurbishment works in the nursery could not be completed today due to the closure. It will remain closed tomorrow and re-open on Wednesday.

A council spokesperson said: "Mearns Primary open to all pupils as normal tomorrow as fire damage limited to just one class.

The nursery will be closed all day Tuesday after the completion of routine refurb work was delayed due to the fire but School open tomorrow as usual.

Nursery closed due to completion of existing planned works. Will reopen on Wednesday.will reopen on Wednesday."

Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham councillor Jim Swift said the update can be considered "good news, albeit from a bad situation".

He said: "One wing of the school (Primary 1 and 2) was affected.

Works which were planned for the nursery have been not been able to be completed because of non-access to the building today. One P2 classroom has been affected."

Mr Swift continued: "Having assessed the school, Building Control have signed it off as suitable for occupation and as such the primary school will re-open to all primary 1 to 7 pupils tomorrow morning as usual with the affected P2 class being accommodated elsewhere in the building."

Re: Mearns Primary to re-open to pupils as fire damage "limited" 3 weeks, 6 days ago #2

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By Dawn Renton
Published: 14:11 Monday 21 October

Mearns Primary School is to open tomorrow following a blaze at the school yesterday evening.

Fire crews were called to the school to tackle an exterior blaze at around 7.30pm.

However, the fire damage has been limited to just one class.

The nursery will be closed Tuesday after the completion of refurbishment work was delayed due to the fire.

It will reopen on Wednesday as normal.
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