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Southampton school fire started by laser cutting machine

  • 11-16-2015

A blaze broke out at a public school after a laser-cutting machine overheated.

The "recently serviced and relatively new" device, at King Edward VI School in Southampton, caught fire at about 10:45 GMT on Friday.

Headteacher Julian Thould said the fire was contained to one room of the independent school's ground-floor design technology building.

He said the school was evacuated within five minutes and no-one was injured.

It was brought under control by the fire service by midday, and next week's timetable was unlikely to be affected, Mr Thould added.

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