Blaze hits Tonbridge school canteen: Pupils told to bring packed lunch

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By kentsussex | Thursday, January 17, 2013, 07:57

Fire crews were called to a blaze at Hillview School for Girls in Tonbridge yesterday afternoon.

Pupils have been told to bring in a pack lunch today after the fire broke out in the canteen at the Brionne Gardens at around 4.30pm.

Nikki Colson, whose daughter Sophie, 12, attends the girls' school, said: "My daughter would have been home by the time the fire started."

The school notified her and other parents via text.

The message read: "Due to unforseen circumstances there will be no canteen facilities tomorrow. All students are requested to bring a pack lunch to the school."

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: 'Fire crews were called to a fire in the roof space of a single-story building. 

'The fire was quickly extinguished and crews remained on the scene cutting away and ventilating the smoke-logged roof void, as well as carrying out salvage operations.'



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