Share

Mostly clear

Thu

24°C | 13°C

Clear spells

Fri

23°C | 14°C

Moderate showers

Sat

22°C | 13°C

Home   Kent   News   Article

Fire crews tackle blaze in chemistry laboratory at Ashford's Highworth Grammar School

30 November 2012
by Danny Boyle

Fire Engineby James Scott

A fire broke out in a science laboratory at an Ashford school this morning.

Three fire engines were called to Highworth Grammar School at about 6am after a caretaker discovered the blaze.

Crews from Ashford and Folkestone went to the school, in Quantock Drive, after reports a science classroom was full of smoke.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the blaze in a heavily smoke-logged by 7.50am.

Head teacher Paul Danielsen said: "The fire brigade were called immediately and they quickly put out the fire. The cause is being investigated but it looks like an electrical fault – possibly a faulty power supply."

He added the school was open as normal, but a classroom would have to be refurbished.

No students had to be evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Click here for more news from Kent.

Click here for more news from around the county.