London Fire Brigade tackle blaze at Stanley Park High School in Carshalton

Sutton Guardian: Stanley Park High School Stanley Park High School

Fire fighters were called to a blaze at Stanley Park High School this morning.

Four fire engines and 25 fire fighters were called to the school in Damson Way, Carshalton, at 9.55am.

Sutton Guardian:

State-of-the-art Stanley Park High School 

It is understood that a photocopier caught fire due to an electrical fault.

The fire, which was confined to a small part of the room, had been mostly extinguished by the school's sprinkler system before the fire brigade arrived.

About 1,100 pupils were safely evacuated and only part of the room has been damaged.

There are no reports of any injuries but the school will be closed until Thursday because of damage caused by the water used to put it out.

The school issued a statement on its website which said: "All students and staff were safely evacuated, with the behaviour of our students being highly commended.

"Although the fire was put out quickly, water from the fire engine and our sprinkler system has resulted in areas of the school, particularly Trade, being unusable.

"Following advice from the local authority, we have asked for special closure. This has been agreed by Ms Pascoe, chair of governors."

Students were allowed to go home early provided they assured the school it was safe for them to do so.

Stanley Park will reopen on Thursday, June 27, at the usual time.

 

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3:36pm Mon 24 Jun 13

imalaydee says...

4 fire engines and 25 fire fighters to put out a photocopier fire in a small part of one room?
4 fire engines and 25 fire fighters to put out a photocopier fire in a small part of one room? imalaydee
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4:27pm Mon 24 Jun 13

ResidentTony says...

A small fire can become a big one very quickly. Thankfully it didn't in this case.
A small fire can become a big one very quickly. Thankfully it didn't in this case. ResidentTony
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6:16pm Mon 24 Jun 13

Brianfromsutton says...

It may seem over kill for so many to attend but if it set off the sprinkler system it probably generated an automatic alarm so the Fire Brigade wouldn't have known exactly what the fire was so would have sent that number of appliances as a matter of course.

It is the same every time an alarm goes off at St. Helier Hospital. No matter what the cause is, 3 engines have to attend and the Escape Ladder has to come from Wimbledon, and it's usually just because someone has burnt the toast!
It may seem over kill for so many to attend but if it set off the sprinkler system it probably generated an automatic alarm so the Fire Brigade wouldn't have known exactly what the fire was so would have sent that number of appliances as a matter of course. It is the same every time an alarm goes off at St. Helier Hospital. No matter what the cause is, 3 engines have to attend and the Escape Ladder has to come from Wimbledon, and it's usually just because someone has burnt the toast! Brianfromsutton
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10:35pm Mon 24 Jun 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Hope they sent in a team of counselors to help all affected cope with the trauma.
Hope they sent in a team of counselors to help all affected cope with the trauma. Michael Pantlin
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10:35pm Mon 24 Jun 13

pjturners says...

im glad the fir didnt cause any injuries,as for the school allowing children to be released provided they were assured it was safe for them to do so is a joke--i knew about the fire through internet an happen to drive to get my son to find him walking down the school road-no money,no oyster,no mobile and he comes under the ASD spectrum,he has no road sense,or direction--what if i hadnt gone to pick him up?????
im glad the fir didnt cause any injuries,as for the school allowing children to be released provided they were assured it was safe for them to do so is a joke--i knew about the fire through internet an happen to drive to get my son to find him walking down the school road-no money,no oyster,no mobile and he comes under the ASD spectrum,he has no road sense,or direction--what if i hadnt gone to pick him up????? pjturners
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9:55am Tue 25 Jun 13

whopunk123 says...

I go to the school and it wasn't a photocopier that caught fire it was a laser cutter that is used for D.T. All the photocopiers are on the second floors in the "break out" areas not in small rooms.
I go to the school and it wasn't a photocopier that caught fire it was a laser cutter that is used for D.T. All the photocopiers are on the second floors in the "break out" areas not in small rooms. whopunk123
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