Dowdales School classrooms open after tumble dryer fire

Dowdales School
Image caption Temporary classrooms have been in place at Dowdales School

Pupils are due to move back into classrooms at a south Cumbria school after they were damaged in a fire.

It broke out in the food-tech room of Dowdales School in Dalton in Furness in September 2011. No-one was seriously hurt.

The source of the fire, which also damaged IT, technology, and textile areas, was traced to a tumble dryer.

The council worked with the school and loss adjusters to carry out repairs, which were completed on Friday.

Head teacher Julie O'Connor said: "I'm delighted to have had the repairs completed to schedule with everything having gone very smoothly.

"The fire caused widespread disruption but everyone has pulled together. It's been a real team effort."

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