Children were sent home from a school in Hampshire today after fire ripped though the roof. Kerry Swain reports.
Crews used 10 breathing apparatus, two hose reels, two jets, two compressed air foam jets and the aerial ladder platform to bring the fire at Winton School in Andover under control.
Group Manager Dan Tasker said: "The first crews to arrive were met with a challenging situation of a confirmed fire plus the evacuation of 500 pupils."
Thirty fire fighters have been dealing with a fire at Winton School in Andover. The fire started in a boiler room and spread to the roof. The school has been evacuated and students have been sent home.
The fire is now under control at The Winton School, Andover. Firefighters will be on scene for a while dampening down.
We are currently attending a fire at The Winton School, Andover. All children and staff are safe and well. More updates to follow.
Thirty fire fighters are dealing with a fire at Winton School in Andover. The fire started in a boiler room and has spread to the roof. The school has been evacuated and students are being sent home.