FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a blaze at a secondary school in Herefordshire.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to Lady Hawkins' School in Kington to a fire in a boiler room.

A spokesperson said one crew from Kington and one from Presteigne were sent to the scene.


The fire involved an electric motor pump in a basement boiler room under a school building and this was fought by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, using one hosereel and a carbon dioxide extinguisher.

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Positive pressure ventilation was used to clear the smoke from the basement area and there were no casualties, the spokesperson said after the emergency call came in at 7.22pm on Thursday (October 27).


The fire caused a delay to the start of Kington and District Operatic Society's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore.

But in true theatrical style, the show went on, a little behind schedule.

There will be two more performances on Friday and Saturday (October 28 and 29) at 7.30pm.