College life goes on despite fire

IT WAS business as normal at a top Suffolk public school at the weekend despite an overnight fire in a boarding house.

IT WAS business as normal at a top Suffolk public school at the weekend despite an overnight fire in a boarding house.

About 80 boys were evacuated from Garrett House at Framlingham College early on Saturday morning after fire broke out in a waste bin in a bathroom.

Two members of staff were taken to Ipswich Hospital for a check-up because of fears they could have inhaled smoke, but were later released without treatment.

Housemaster Marcus Marvell said the drama had not interrupted school life - lessons continued as normal on Saturday morning and the school went ahead with hockey matches.


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Mr Marvell said: “All the boys were out of the house within a minute when the fire was discovered. The damage was minimal and apart from a disrupted night's sleep there was no real drama.

“Everything is normal at the school today.”

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Fire investigators were back at the school during daylight to examine the cause of the fire which left smoke damage to the bathroom.

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