Derry school closed to all but exam students due to accidental fire

A Derry secondary school has been forced to close for the day following an accidental fire this morning, except for those pupils sitting exams.

Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 1:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 2:30 pm
St Brigid's College, Glengalliagh Road, Derry. DER2217GS023

St Brigid’s College have advised that arrangements have been put in place to accommodate pupils due to sit GCSE exams today.

In a post of the Glengalliagh Road school’s Facebook page, they stated: “School will be closed for pupils today, Weds 15th May, due to a small fire.

“Those pupils doing GCSE’s this afternoon should report to the school at 12.45pm to sit their examination.”

A spokesperson for the Fire & Rescue Service confirmed that the fire was accidental.

She said that the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service were alerted at 4:35am.

Three Fire Appliance, two from Northland, and one from Crescent Link, attended.

She said: “Firefighters dealt with a fire at the rear of the building. Accidental ignition. The incident was dealt with at 7:40am.”