Stamford Hill school blaze: Nearly 100 fire fighters tackle ‘hazardous conditions’ as floor collapses
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About 100 fire fighters braved hazardous conditions, when a blaze broke out at a Jewish faith school in Upper Clapton just before midnight yesterday.
Crews are still on the scene in Craven Walk damping down pockets of fire, after half of the basement and ground floor went up in flames along with a small part of the first floor in the three and four storey building.
Station Manager Nicola Lown who was at the scene described how the ground floor had partially collapsed into the basement, leading to the “hazardous conditions”.
She said: “Two fire rescue units are also on the scene and their equipment is being used to shore up the ground floor. This will enable crews wearing breathing apparatus to gain better access to the fire in the basement.” About 95 fire fighters using 15 fire engines were called to scene from Stoke Newington, Tottenham, Homerton, Hornsey and Holloway fire stations.
The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.