Fire at Boldon School site believed to be accidental

A large fire which saw six crews descend on a school’s grounds is believed to be accidental.

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 1:13 pm

Those living nearby were urged to shut their windows while work went on for around two hours to extinguish the blaze.

A Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue spokesperson said on Thursday, March 26: “Six crews from South Shields, Marley Park, Hebburn, Sunderland Central, West Denton and Gosforth Community Fire Stations, along with the Aerial Ladder Platform, attended a fire at Boldon Community Association yesterday afternoon.

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“They arrived on scene at 3.34pm and left at 5.45pm. The fire was in the roof of a single-storey building, which had been 40% severely damaged by fire.

“The remainder of the building was 100% damaged by smoke, heat and water. The cause is believed to be accidental.”

Emergency services at the scene of the blaze. Picture: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
The incident happened on Wednesday, March 25.
Crews were called to a fire on the Boldon School site.