Fire at Maltby primary school tackled by three fire crews

By Adele Forrest | 09/02/2017

Fire at Maltby primary school tackled by three fire crews

A SUSPECTED arson attack has left a disused primary school hall badly damaged.

The blaze broke out at the derelict Maltby Hall Infant School building on Rolleston Avenue, Maltby, at around 9.05pm on Wednesday.

The disused building is fenced off from the school’s new building and three fire crews from Maltby, Aston and Edlington were at the scene until midnight.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “The fire was in the main hall and firefighters were able to contain it to that area, but there has been quite a bit of smoke damage to the rest of the building.” 

An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway, she added, but the investigating officer said he believed the fire had been deliberately started.

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