Crews called to fire at Felixstowe Academy

Suffolk fire crew. Stock image.

Suffolk fire crew. Stock image.

Fire crews are currently at the scene of a fire at Felixstowe Academy.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to the school, on Hawkes Lane, following reports of a fire in a server room.

All staff and pupils had been evacuated from the site, and no-one had been injured.

Two fire crews from Felixstowe attended used two sets of breathing apparatus and 15 dry powder extinguishers to put the fire out.

A spokesman for Felixstowe Academy said the building had been evacuated smoothly and safely with all pupils and staff accounted for.

The incident had involved a small fire in a system support area where the school’s computer server is stored.

He said: “The academy community evacuated the building promptly and safely.

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“The academy was attended by the Suffolk Fire Service who promptly extinguished the fire and ensured that the premises were safe.”

Crews requested the use of a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke logging, which was sent on an appliance from Ipswich East.

The incident had been brought under control by 2.40pm.

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