Havercroft School shut after fire

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A SCHOOL has been closed after a fire broke out in the staff room.

Firefighters were called to Havercroft J&I School at 11.30pm last night (Tuesday).

Crews from Wakefield and Hemsworth Stations took two hours to tackle the blaze.

Wakefield Watch Commander Mick Ferries said: “There was quite a lot of damage to the kitchen area within the staff room and extensive smoke damage to the rest of the building.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Year 6 pupils at the school, who were due to sit their SAT exams, have been relocated to Havercroft Children’s Centre.