Fire crews remain after fire at Essex school

Felsted school
Firefighters damping down at Felsted school Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews are continuing to damp down after a huge fire at a boarding house at Felsted school in Essex.

No pupils were there at the time but 25 students and staff from a language school were evacuated from the building

Crews are using one hose reel jet and one aerial ladder platform.

Assistant Divisional Officer Vernon Kendall, officer in charge, said: "The building is no longer on fire but it is smoldering and there are hot-spots throughout.

"Ours is now a watching brief, we will continue to put water on to cool it and ensuring that the fire does not flare back up again."

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