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Wednesday, 28 November 2007, 08:59 GMT
School shuts after classroom fire


A Cornish school has been shut for the day after a fire in a classroom.

Emergency services were called to the fire at Doubletrees School in St Blazey early in the morning.

Firefighters used two hose jets and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the flames in the classroom and part of the single-storey school roof.

A school spokeswoman said it was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault and parents were being informed of the closure.

Damage is believed to be minimal. A ventilation fan was being used to clear the smoke.

The fire at the school was out within an hour and no-one was injured

The school has about 90 pupils.