Scots primary school playground torched as fire crews race to scene

The blaze took hold of a hut on the grounds of the primary school
-Credit: (Image: Glasgow Live)

Fire crews raced to a blaze at a primary school playground after the area was torched last night.

Emergency services were called to Kilbowie Primary School on West Thomson Street in Clydebank after the alarm was raised at around 6.30pm on Friday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service quickly sent one appliance to the scene to battle the blaze.

Pictures shared with Glasgow Live showed the large fire tearing through a blue hut in the middle of the school's playground.

Black smoke was seen billowing up into the sky from the area, which is used by pupils during break times.

The hut was destroyed following the incident
The hut was destroyed following the incident -Credit:Glasgow Live

An image taken after the fire shows the wooden shelter completely burnt out and destroyed.

Police Scotland confirmed the blaze is being treated as wilful and an investigation is ongoing.

A spokesperson said: “We received a report of a fire at a premises on West Thomson Street, Clydebank, around 6.55pm on Friday, June 28, 2024.

"The fire is being treated as wilful and enquiries are ongoing.”

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