‘There were 50ft plumes of smoke’ – Firefighters race to Biggleswade school to tackle blaze next to block for children with special educational needs
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Firefighters raced to a blaze at a school in Biggleswade this afternoon.
Around 15 firefighters arrived in three engines in a bid to put out the blaze at Edward Peake Middle School in Potton Road.
The fire service confirmed the blaze started in a skip at the school after 4.30pm.
It is believed the fire then spread to 10sqm of wooden pallets and gym mats next to a two-storey building catering for special educational needs students and also housing a computer suite.
The Comet spoke to an eyewitness who said: “You could see the plumes of dark grey smoke in the sky.
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“The smoke must have been at least 50ft in the air and was blowing towards Potton.”
The fire was extinguished at around 5.30pm with firefighters currently carrying out a damping down operation.
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No casualties have been reported.