Firefighters battle major blaze at primary school in Whatley Avenue, Wimbledon Chase

New buildings being opened by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Williams, in February 2013

New buildings being opened by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Williams, in February 2013

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Twenty firefighters are battling a blaze at a primary school this afternoon.

Four fire engines were sent to Joseph Hood Primary School, in Whatley Avenue, Wimbledon Chase, just after 12.30pm today, August 7.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: "Round about 50 per cent of the kitchen on the ground floor is alight in a school building.

"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

"There are no reports of any injuries at present."

The school opened a new £5m wing in February last year, which allowed it to double in size from 210 students to 420.

It is not yet known whether the fire was in this block, which includes a kitchen.

Do you know more or are you at the scene?  Contact Hardeep Matharu on the newsdesk with information and photos on 020 8722 6346 or email hmatharu@london.newsquest.co.uk.

 

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4:55pm Thu 7 Aug 14

MagsTee says...

It wasn't a major fire! Stop panicking the local community with your sensationalist reporting and get the facts straight please!
It wasn't a major fire! Stop panicking the local community with your sensationalist reporting and get the facts straight please! MagsTee
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