John Ray Infants School fire
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Braintree primary school devastated by fire

Fire has destroyed a primary school in Essex days before the new term begins.

It broke out at the John Ray Infants School in Braintree on Saturday afternoon and was tackled by about 30 firefighters.

Pupils were due to return to the school on Tuesday, but county council officials said temporary accommodation was being sought.

There is no damage to the junior school which will reopen as planned.

An investigation into the fire is continuing.

  • 02 Sep 2013