Dagenham school destroyed by fire

AN INFANT school has been badly damaged by a huge fire which ripped through the building this morning (Thursday). Smouldering timbers are all that remain of the roof at Cambell Infants, in Langley Crescent, Dagenham, after a blaze broke out at 6am. Both

AN INFANT school has been badly damaged by a huge fire which ripped through the building this morning (Thursday).

Smouldering timbers are all that remain of the roof at Cambell Infants, in Langley Crescent, Dagenham, after a blaze broke out at 6am.

Both it and neighbouring Cambell Juniors' School are closed while emergency services make the area safe.

The junior school was not damaged by the flames.


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Fire Brigade investigators are now trying to establish the cause of the inferno.

Vergil Perrin, 35, of Arden Crescent, who has a daughter at the school, said: "I got a phone call from a mate telling me about it at about 6.45am. I watched it from my window.

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"It just looked like an inferno. The flames were going higher than a house.

"You could hear the building crunching and collapsing."

SEE NEXT WEEK'S POST FOR FULL STORY AND PICTURES OF THE BLAZE

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