17th Oct, 2017

Coventry academy closed after fire

Coventry Editorial 29th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FIRE at Three Spires Academy in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) damaged three classrooms, closing the school for the next two days.

Emergency services were called to the site off Kingsbury Road, in Coundon, after a 999 call just before 1am.

Four fire engines and 20 firefighters tackled the blaze using one hose reel jet and one covering jet which was used to stop the fire from spreading, a stop message was sent by crews at 2.26am.

Headteacher Robert Jones said it was believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

He added they were working with RNIB on the site with officers from Coventry City Council to assess the situation.

It is hoped the academy will be open again on Thursday (October 1).

During the incident, six firefighters used breathing equipment and due to the excess smoke ventilation fans were also used to help clear the building.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: “Our fire investigation unit was on the scene and they determined the fire was accidental and not suspicious.”

Two engines from Coventry, one from Foleshill and one from Canley attended the scene.


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