East Ren school closed after ‘minor’ fire incident

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A school in East Renfrewshire is closed this afternoon after what is being described as a ‘minor’ incident.

Staff and pupils at Eastwood High were evacuated from the school after a fire broke out in one of the classrooms.

The council assured parents and facebook followers that no one was harmed.

A council spokesman said: “A minor incident occurred during a home economics class in Eastwood High School this morning (Wednesday, April 1).

This caused the fire alarm to be set off due to smoke being in the building.

No pupils are hurt and there is no damage to the building.

Our staff are working with the local fire service to evacuate the school as a safety precaution.

The school will be closed this afternoon to allow for the smoke to clear.

Parents are being contacted and the school is expected to open as normal on Thursday, April (today).

We will provide update on this page and social media.”