Craigroyston High School fire: Pupils sent home after fire service battle blaze at school

An Edinburgh school has been evacuated after fire, with pupils sent home.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 1:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 7:34 pm
Scottish Fire and Rescue attended a fire at the school.

Pupils have been sent home from Craigroyston High School today, with one social media account linked to the school saying that the closure is due to a power failure.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that there was a fire in the first-floor toilet.

A spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 10.59am on Thursday, September 2 by a fire alarm activation from a school on Pennywell Road, Edinburgh. “Operations Control mobilised three appliances and firefighters extinguished a fire affecting a first floor toilet.

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“There were no reported casualties and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A spokesperson for Edinburgh City Council spokesperson said: “Pupils have been sent home from Craigroyston High School after water damage at the school.

“Updates will follow in due course.”

It is expected that families of pupils will be updated soon regarding a return to school.

This comes less than a week after a fire was reported in the roof of the dining area of Davidson Mains Primary School.

Firefighters were called to the scene around midday on Friday last week after staff and remaining pupils were forced to evacuate.

Shocked bystanders on Corbiehill Road watched as smoke billowed from the roof of the school’s sports hall, where children also gather to eat lunch.

Police Scotland were called to the scene to assist the firefighters and control traffic in the area.

The school reopened on Monday with parents asked to provide their children with packed lunches while the dining area was being assessed and repaired.

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