Featherstone school evacuated after fire in storeroom

FIRE crews dealt with a blaze at a high school in North Featherstone today.

Friday, 1st December 2017, 9:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:23 am
St Wilfrid's RC High School, Featherstone. . Image: Google

Crews from Normanton and Pontefract fire stations were called to deal with a small fire in a storeroom at St Wilfrid's RC High School just before 3.30pm today.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a full evacuation of the school was carried out.

The spokesman said the fire was in a 3m X 6m storeroom and smoke affected two adjoining buildings.

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There were no reports of injuries.

The spokesman said the cause is under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious.

The school tweeted: "As you may have heard tonight we had a small fire at school. No one was hurt and school should open again on Tuesday as planned."