Fire ravages part of Suffolk school

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze that threatened to destroy part of a Suffolk school late last night.More than 80 firefighters from across the county were drafted in to deal with the fire at Ipswich's Copleston High School, after the alarm was raised by a caretaker shortly after 11pm.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze that threatened to destroy part of a Suffolk school late last night.

More than 80 firefighters from across the county were drafted in to deal with the fire at Ipswich's Copleston High School, after the alarm was raised by a caretaker shortly after 11pm.

Fire crews first put out a smaller fire in a gym cupboard before tackling the main fire in an administration building.

Two turntable ladders were used and firefighters wearing breathing apparatuses went inside the building on all three storeys and fought the flames in all directions.


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A cordon was put up around part of the school as firefighters believed the roof would collapse.

The blaze was last night being treated as suspicious and crews were expected to be on the scene throughout today.

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But the deputy head at the scene said he was determined to get the school up and running as soon as possible.

Full story in today's EADT

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