Fire at County Upper School

Fire tackled close to County Upper School, Bury St Edmunds Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Fire tackled close to County Upper School, Bury St Edmunds Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

Pupils and parents are being reassured that a fire at County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds has not spread to the main school building.

Three crews from Suffolk fire service were sent to the school, in Beetons Way, at 3.24pm on Sunday afternoon.

However they found the fire was confined to insulation material piled next to a storage container.

The flames did not spread to the main school building and parents and pupils have been reassured that it remains unaffected.

A spokesman for the fire service said the storage container was being used as a tea room.


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County Upper School takes pupils from 13 to 18-years-old and has previously been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

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