Homefield School fire investigation under way

Homefield School fire
Image caption The private school closed its doors suddenly in January 2005

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a derelict private school in Christchurch.

Crews were called to Homefield School in Salisbury Road at 20:10 BST on Wednesday after several 999 calls from the public. It closed in 2005.

More than 45 firefighters and six fire engines attended the blaze in which no-one was hurt.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was unknown and an investigation was underway.

The private school closed its doors in January 2005 amid protests by pupils and parents. It had debts of nearly £1m.

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