PUPILS and teachers were evacuated from a city school earlier today after a fire broke out. 

Fire crews attended to extinguish the fire which is understood to have occurred in a bin in the boys' toilets at Bannerman High School in Baillieston today. 

The incident happened shortly before 10.50 am and members of staff raised the alarm quickly. Three fire engines attended and extinguished the small fire. 

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The children were then able to return to school and continue with their work within half an hour.

A spokeswoman for Scottish Fire and Rescue said: "At 10.48 am on Tuesday, May 4 we were alerted by the fire activation alarm system at Bannerman High School, Baillieston, Glasgow.

“Operations Control mobilised three appliances to the scene and firefighters extinguished a small bin fire.

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“There were no reported casualties and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council said: "The small fire was extinguished very quickly by Scottish Fire and Rescue who attended the school within minutes of the alarm being raised by staff.

“No one was hurt or at any risk and the school was back to normal within half an hour.”