Fire breaks out at former school in Chester

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a former school in Chester.

Fire crews were called to the former Ridings Infants School on Rake Way, Saughall, at about 04:40 GMT.

Plumes of smoke were seen coming from the site and people living nearby were urged to keep their windows and doors closed.

At its height, 30 firefighters were tackling the fire at the single-storey building. They were damping down by 06:30.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

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