Yatton school fire: High Street closed as firefighters respond to ‘devastating’ fire
Seven fire crews are at the scene of the blaze
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A fire has broken out at a school in Yatton, triggering a major response from Avon Fire and Rescue and the closure of a main road.
Crews from Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare, Blagon, Nailsea, Kingswood, Temple and Yate are at the scene of the fire at Yatton Infant School. Police have closed off the High Street as the crews tackle the blaze, which broke out at about 2.30pm.
People are being warned to keep their windows and doors closed due to the heavy smoke which can be seen from far away.
Village councillor Steve Bridger has reacted on social media to the blaze.
He said: “The fire at Yatton Infants School looks very bad indeed. I’ve spoken to Cllr Wendy Griggs, who is a governor and on site waiting for the Head and Chair of Governors to arrive. Devastating for the whole school community. Our thanks to the firefighters on the scene.”
Another person tweeted: “Absolutely heartbreaking. Our whole Yatton community love that school and have put so much into it. I’m sure that everyone will do everything they can to support the staff, pupils and governors through this.”
Avon Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed it is dealing with the fire.
A spokesperson said: We’ve currently got six fire engine, two turntable ladders and a command unit in attendance. Colleagues from @ASPolice have closed the High Street to aid us in accessing the scene.
“All persons have been accounted for. We would advise local people to close doors and windows.”