A fire was discovered within a groundfloor toilet and cloakroom area involving the ignition of a toilet roll and its plastic holder causing a single sprinkler head to activate, extinguishing the fire and limiting smoke and heat damage.

On arrival operational crews found that the fire has been completely extinguished by the sprinkler system proceeded to assist the school in isolating the system.

No reported injuries to pupils or staff

The school was closed for the remainder of the day of the incident, and for 2 subsequent days to make repairs to the toilet area with the students switching to remote learning during this period.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Group Manager Tim Gray said “The speed of response from the installed system and its control over the fire growth undoubtedly ensured that fire damage was kept to a minimum allowing the school to re-open within 2 days of the fire with as little disruption to the school as possible and no loss of valuable work or property”

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