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Blaze at a North Yorkshire school

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4:10pm 17th June 2012

There's been a fire at a North Yorkshire school.

Fire crews were called to Queen Ethelburgas School in North Yorkshire at 9.25am.

A science classroom has been damaged by the blaze which is believed to have started in a bin.

The Fire service are still investigating what happened.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Statement:

After a call from an alarm collector service stating a fire alarm had activated at Queen Ethelburgas School in Thorpe Underwood. North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service mobilised a fire appliance from Boroughbridge.

Upon arrival at the school the Boroughbridge crew requested a further 2 fire appliances attend. This was due to the combination of the presence of smoke on the second floor of the building, the difficulty of access and the importance of the school building.

A fire in a bin in a science classroom had caused a small amount of fire damage to the bin, wall and floor. The classroom was affected by light smoke damage.  Crews used 4 sets of breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel and a crowbar at the incident. A positive pressure ventilation fan was also used to ventilate the classroom.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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