Edinburgh school fire: Severe blaze rips through high school – pupils watch in horror

Edinburgh school fire: Severe blaze rips through high school – pupils watch in horror

Scottish Fire and Rescue were alerted to reports of a fire in Wester Hailes Education Centre shortly after 8pm. A spokeswoman for the service said seven appliances were sent to tackle the fire in a cupboard. Firefighters remain at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

Oskar Czapkiewicz, a former pupil at the school, said: “The fire looked really severe. I got there when they were just opening the door.

“The fire has been tamed and it’s under control.

“There’s a lot of damage.

“I was devastated, and the fact that my little brother still goes to the school and the exams are just around the corner.”

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Published at Sat, 14 Mar 2020 00:33:00 +0000