Four treated after fire at Hitchin school

The fire is being treated as accidental.

The fire is being treated as accidental. - Credit: Archant

Four people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a kitchen of a Hitchin school.

The fire started at Kingshott School, a prep school for three to 13 year olds on the A602, just after 10am.

It started when an electric oven caught alight and firefighters were called to the scene.

It was out by 10.25am and is being treated as accidental.

In total four adults were given oxygen at the scene by staff from the East of England Ambulance Service for smoke inhalation, but no-one was taken to hospital.

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UPDATE: The school’s headteacher Iain Gilmour said: “There was a small fire in the kitchen at Kingshott School today. The alarms were sounded and all children and staff followed well practised procedures and were evacuated safely.

“The emergency services attended the fire which had been contained using a fire blanket prior to evacuation. Everyone is safe and well. Four of the kitchen staff were examined for smoke inhalation as a precaution but have been given a clean bill of health.”

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