School evacuated after fire at Bede Academy North in Blyth

Northumberland Fire and Rescue services attended a fire at a school in Blyth involving a lazer cutter.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 11:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 3:16 pm
Northumberland Fire and Rescue attended the scene

The fire service received a call on the morning of Wednesday, July 17 at 9.16am with reports of a fire at Bede Academy North school on Sixth Avenue in Blyth.

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Crews were then sent to the scene and two fire appliances were reported to be in attendance. Everyone who was in the school building at the time was evacuated and every one of them was found safe and accounted for soon after.

A spokesperson for Northumberland Fire and Rescue service said: “The fire was confined to a lazer cutter.” The blaze was reported to have been dealt with and completely put out at around 10.45am.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue service are now starting to investigate the incident. More details will follow as they are released.