Wiltshire

Arson arrest after fire at Wiltshire primary school

Fire at Avenue Primary School in Warminster Image copyright Wiltshire Police
Image caption The fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage after a fire broke out at a primary school.

Wiltshire Police said it began at 03:20 GMT at the Avenue Primary School in Warminster, Wiltshire.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service extinguished the blaze by about 04:20 GMT.

Nobody was injured but the school will remain closed while the extent of the damage is assessed, a spokesman said.

The school's head teacher said the children's centre and nursery would be open as usual.

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