Primary school in Tawstock to be closed after fire

A village school has been closed after a fire in one of its buildings.

Primary school in Tawstock to be closed after fire
Primary school in Tawstock to be closed after fire

Parents at Holywell Primary School in Tawstock, near Barnstaple, have been told the site will be closed on Monday “due to a significant incident”.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) said it attended from 02:00 GMT on Sunday, and found “one of the school buildings was well alight”.

The cause of the fire at the school, which is more than 200 years old, is being investigated.

One building suffered major smoke, flame and heat damage, DSFRS said.

It said crews were alerted by a police officer who was responding to a separate job nearby.

A total of five crews worked through the night and it was extinguished by 07:00 GMT, the service added.

A village school has been closed after a fire in one of its buildings. Parents at Holywell Primary School in Tawstock, near Barnstaple, have been told the site will be closed on Monday “due to a significant incident”. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) said it attended from 02:00 GMT on Sunday, and…

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