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Breaking: A major fire has broken out just next to Wills Memorial Building

UoB’s new maths building is on fire

Wills memorial building has caught fire this evening. Emergency services are currently at the scene after the fire broke out at 5pm.

The fire is believed to have started in the Fry building, where the university's school of mathematics is located.

Student Ellie Baldwin said: “We could smell smoke in the library, and were loling like ‘imagine if the library has set on fire’ went down stairs to get a pint from spoons, then the fire alarm went off, we weren’t allowed back in, RIP my laptop.”

Students were evacuated from Wills Memorial building after the fire alarm went off just after 5pm.

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More updates to follow as we get them.