November 24, 2010 9.40 am This story is over 160 months old

Pupils return to school after fire [U2]

Back to school: Kids returned to The Priory City of Lincoln Academy, after a fire damaged the school on Tuesday.

All of the approximate 1,000 pupils at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy have returned to school on November 24, after a fire on the premises yesterday.

A spokesperson from the academy told The Lincolnite that most of the damage was repaired overnight, and the telephone systems are back in operation also.

Electrical checks were conducted yesterday, and contractors were on site to repair any further damage.

— Original from November 23 @ 12.57pm

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy has been damaged by a fire in the morning of November 23. Hundreds of pupils were sent off home due to this incident.

The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue teams were called at the scene at around 9.15am, following reports of a fire. Six appliances attended and extinguished the fire by smothering.

Severe damage by fire is reported in certain areas of the building, and moderate smoke damage in six other rooms.

The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault.

Three year-groups (9, 10 and 11), and sixth-formers have been sent home for the remainder of the day. Years 7 and 8 are having lessons in an area unaffected by the smoke.

Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo