Buckswood fire update: School blames building works

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A major blaze which broke out at Buckswood School this evening (Wednesday, February 17) is believed to have been caused by ‘building work’.

The independent school, which stands on the A259 in Guestling, says three classrooms have been damaged in the fire, but the school will be open to pupils on Monday following the half term holiday.

A spokesperson for Buckswood School told the Observer: “There has been a fire incident at school this evening thought to have been caused by building works being carried out during the school holidays.

“No one has been hurt and three class rooms have been affected.

“Broomham Hall (main house) has not been affected and there will be school as usual on Monday with provision being made for the three affected class rooms, so there will be no interruption to any scholars’ education.

“We would like to thank the fire service for their rapid response to the incident and everyone who has sent messages of good will.”

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the scene at around 6.30pm.

At the height of the blaze, 10 fire engines and firefighters from across East Sussex were on the scene tackling the flames.

BREAKING NEWS - Major fire at Sussex school

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