Blaze drama in Leeds primary school car park

Fire in a car park of the church of Immaculate Heart of Mary RC at Moortown in Leeds. Photo: Michael Crossley.
Fire in a car park of the church of Immaculate Heart of Mary RC at Moortown in Leeds. Photo: Michael Crossley.
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PRIMARY school pupils in Leeds had to be kept inside while firefighters tackled a blaze in a car park outside the building.

Fire crews were called to reports of a car on fire at the car park near to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church and Primary School, off Harrogate Road in Moortown.

A car on fire in a church car park at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Moortown, Leeds. Photo: Michael Crossley.

A car on fire in a church car park at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Moortown, Leeds. Photo: Michael Crossley.

The incident happened at 3.15pm yesterday.

The fire was reported to have been started by an electrical fault in the car of a parent who had come to collect their child at the end of the school day.

Nobody was hurt as a result of the blaze.

When firefighters from Killingbeck and Leeds arrived three cars were well alight – a Vauxhall Zafira, a Renault Clio and a Ford Fiesta.

A fourth car, a Renault Scenic, was slightly damaged by fire.

Pupils were kept inside the school until the fire crews had dealt with the incident.

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