Isle of Wight fire crews praised for actions at derelict school blaze

The fire was in the roof space of a single storey building due for demolition. The cause is currently being investigated.

Fire crews at Christ the King College Fire

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Island firefighters have been praised for their professionalism and swift action in dealing with a blaze at the derelict lower site at Christ the King College, Carisbrooke last night and in the early hours of today (Tuesday).

Crews from all Island fire stations attended the incident which began at around 11pm. Cover was also called over from Hampshire under the normal mutual aid arrangements.

Cause being investigated
The fire was in the roof space of a single storey building due for demolition. The cause is currently being investigated.

Neither the main school site nor neighbouring properties were affected and no one was hurt.

Outlaw: Professionalism and swift action
The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet member for public protection, Councillor Tig Outlaw, said:

“I would like to thank our fire and rescue service for their professionalism and swift action in dealing with this incident at this derelict site.

“Clearly the cause will be fully investigated, and the site, which was under the responsibility of contractors, will remain closed off.”

It Is not believed the incident will affect the running of the school when it reopens next term.

Image: © Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

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