Manorbier church fire: Fire seen at Pembrokeshire primary school | United Kingdom | News

A primary school have been evacuated due to firewhich allegedly destroyed its roof.

Pupils in Manorbier Church in Wales VC The school in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, are “safe” and have been collected by their parents. However, images shared on social media show huge plumes of smoke coming from the school building.

A witness, who asked not to be named, said: “Smoke was coming out of the roof tiles. Smoke was coming out of all the roof tiles. It just burst into flames then.”

“The kids were in there at the time. The owner of a local campground asked the school to bring them to the clubhouse to protect them. Their parents came here to pick them up.”

Fire crews from four stations were called to the fire at around 11.15am.

Mid and West Fire Service said: “The property has been evacuated and crews are currently still in attendance with the incident ongoing.”

But Wales online reports that all children and staff are safe.

A spokesman for Pembrokeshire Council said: “We are aware of a fire at Manorbier School and can confirm that all children and staff are safe.

“Parents and carers are asked to collect pupils from Buttyland Caravan Park using the Norchard Lane route as the usual route to the school is currently closed.”

Classes will resume online tomorrow.

There has been serious damage to a summer house adjacent to the small school, which has room for around 50 children.

Another witness said: “Smoke was coming out of the roof tiles. Smoke was coming out of all the roof tiles. It just burst into flames.”

“The kids were in there at the time. The owner of a local campground asked the school to bring them to the clubhouse to protect them. Their parents came here to pick them up.”

Damian Brown, who owns a property next to the school, said he saw the fire and rushed to help.

The told the BBC: “We just saw the smoke pouring from the school and I ran straight up there.

“In fairness the school teachers had done a fantastic job and all the pupils were outside.

“The roof of the school is completely gone and it appears that property next to the school has also gone.”

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