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Darul Uloom School fire 'started by intruders'

A fire overnight at an Islamic boarding school in south east London is being treated as suspicious by police.

About 128 pupils and staff were evacuated from Darul Uloom School, in Foxbury Avenue, Chislehurst, on Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 23:43 BST. Two men were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

London Fire Brigade said there was minor damage to the building and 21 firefighters tackled the blaze.

School spokesman Saiyed Mahmood said the fire was started by "intruders".

  • 09 Jun 2013
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