Live updates as huge fire breaks out at Derby school

Firefighters are at the scene of a large fire at a Derby school this morning.

The blaze has broken out at St Mary’s School in Broadway, Darley Abbey.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said six fire engines, two aerial ladder platforms and the control unit are currently on scene.

The fire broke out shortly before 5.30am.

Surrounding roads are closed and police are asking people to avoid the area.

A tweet from the fire service says: “Local road closures are in place on Broadway and Duffield Road while emergency services continue to deal with the fire at St Mary’s School Broadway #DarleyAbbey. Please avoid the area & keep windows & doors closed.”

Our reporter Nigel Slater has gone to the scene.

Follow live updates below.


Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News