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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Fire closes Cumbrian school

Pupils were today sent home from a Cumbrian secondary school after fire broke out.

Children and staff had to evacuate Keswick School, on Vicarage Hill, at 11.43am.

Although the fire – on an electrical fuse board – did not spread, it took out the power to the whole of the school.

As a result, a decision was taken to close the school and parents were advised to collect their children at lunchtime.

Engineers are currently on site and hope to have power restored later today.

It is hoped the school will open as usual tomorrow.

A statement on the school website said: “Due to an electrical fire in the schools plant room, we are having to close the school.”

Fire crews from Cockermouth and Keswick were called to the scene, but the fire was out on arrival.

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