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Pictures – Fire Update: College releases statement after old Bramcote School blaze

There are no reports of any injuries.

Earlier this morning there was a fire in the former Bramcote School building on Derby Road.

A spokesperson said:

‘Fire crews attended promptly and brought the fire under control.

‘There are no reports of any injuries.

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‘The cause of the fire is not yet known, but fire services remain in attendance.

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‘It is too early to give a full assessment of the damage, which was limited to one part of the building.

‘The building has not been in use for education purposes since 2017 and is scheduled to be demolished as part of the wider Bramcote College new build project.

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‘On the advice of the Fire Service, as a precaution, nearby Bramcote College and two other neighbouring schools have been closed for today. The College will reopen tomorrow as normal.

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‘We would like to thank the emergency services for their prompt and professional response.’

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

During the night 12 fire engines were on scene at the height of the incident.  Eight now remain on site which includes one fire engine from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue.

People in the local area are urged to keep their windows and doors closed.

Firefighters have been able to move hose reels which has meant the A52 has been able to reopen.  Motorists travelling through the local area should also have their windows closed.

Group Manager and Incident Commander Andy Macey said:

“We are now bringing the fire under control but we expect to be here a bit longer yet due to the size of the building and the fire.

“We assessed the building as being potentially unstable so our firefighters have been tackling the blaze from the outside to ensure their safety.

“We will turn our intentions to investigating what caused this later on today.”

Two local schools have been closed and are informing parents of this.  These are the Foxwood Academy and the Bramcote Hills Primary School.

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