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Fire Probe At Nuneaton School

Police and fire experts have launched an investigation after a blaze nearly gutted classrooms at a Nuneaton school.

The wooden annexe at Stockingford Junior School in Cross Street, Nuneaton, which holds several classrooms, caught light shortly before 2.45am today.

Three fire crews from Nuneaton and Bedworth raced to the scene and managed to contain the flames before they spread.

The damage at the school was still being assessed today, but the school was open as normal.

Police and fire investigators are carrying out inquiries and have not ruled out the possibility of foul play.

Leading Firefighter Stephen Manning said quick action by his crews stopped the fire spreading further.

He said:

“Obviously there was a danger of the whole building being damaged because the wooden construction made it very flammable. We managed to stop it going through the classrooms.

“There was some damage to the corridor and to the outside of the building, but we had the fire under control in about 30 minutes.”
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