Stoke & Staffordshire

Fire breaks out at Edensor High School site

Edensor High School fire Image copyright Ruth Rosenau
Image caption Eyewitnesses reported thick smoke around Greendock Street

Fire crews have tackled a large blaze in buildings at a former school in Stoke-on-Trent.

It started just before 13:00 GMT at the old Edensor High School, on Greendock Street in Longton, which closed last year.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing thick smoke coming from the area.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said five crews from Longton and Newcastle-under-Lyme dealt with a fire in the roof space.

The last units eventually left the scene at 17:40.

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