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25 firefighters tackle blaze at secondary school
FIREFIGHTERS spent three hours putting out a blaze at a Basingstoke secondary school this morning.
Fire crews were called to Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College at 1.21am to reports that the fire alarm was sounding. When they arrived they found a fire inside a ground floor office at the school in Wessex Close.
Three fire engines and 25 firefighters tackled the blaze and managed to contain it inside the office, which was left with smoke damage.
The cause of the fire is now being investigated.
Neil Buckner, watch manager at Basingstoke fire station, said: “Because it was at a school, and they are often the target of arson, it’s normal to carry out an investigation.”