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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire at School in Kinver

Crews from Kinver, Wombourne, Stone and three from over the border were called a fire at a school in Kinver this morning.

"Although a small amount of chemicals were involved, they do not pose a threat so there is no cause for concern regarding that."

Assistant Area Commander for South Staffordshire, Ian Dawson

The call was received from Edgecliffe High School on Enville Road, Kinver at 10.20am, where a prepping room was on fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

The fire has badly damaged the affected room and caused smoke damage to the first floor of the school. The room was used as a prepping room for the school’s chemistry classes and a small 50ml quantity of chemicals were involved in the fire, however the chemicals did not pose a threat.

Assistant Area Commander for South Staffordshire, Ian Dawson said: "We extinguished the fire and a fire investigation is currently underway to determine how the fire started. Although a small amount of chemicals were involved, they do not pose a threat so there is no cause for concern regarding that. The pupils were all safely evacuated and moved to another part of the school and arrangements are being made to contact parents so the children can go home.

"As with any incident where a high number of people are onsite, the attendance of paramedics is standard procedure, even if it is just for precautionary purposes. In this particular incident, no persons were trapped, injured or required any medical treatment."
  
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the school once the fire was out.