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Fire crews fight blaze at Solihull School

PART of Solihull School was completely destroyed in a severe fire on Wednesday morning.

PART of Solihull School was completely destroyed in a severe fire on Wednesday morning.

Twelve fire engines from Solihull and Birmingham and more than 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at the independent co-educational school on Warwick Road after they received a call at around 2.45am.

A Fire Service spokesperson said: “The incident involved a severe blaze engulfing 100 per cent of a single-storey timber building formerly used as a gymnasium.

“It was totally devastated by fire and there was a slight spread to the exisiting sports hall.”

The old gym was used for small club sports including fencing and weightlifting.

A police spokesman said: “The early indication is that it is not arson.”

Christopher Warren, bursar and clerk to the Governors at the School, said: “The damage will not have any impact on school operations.

“The most important thing is that no one was injured.

“The fire was put out at 4.30am. West Midlands Fire Service did an excellent job.”

Headmaster David Lloyd added that school life, including the release of GCSE exam results would not be affected by the blaze.

 

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