St Chads School Fire
11th September 2009
Ten fire engines were needed to tackle a fire which tore through the school on Friday 11th September 2009 at about 4.15 pm
The school, which was shut down, was in the process of being demolished. The fire was put out by the evening.
The school which closed in 2008 had been a temporary home to the Gateway Academy while its new building was being built in Marshfoot Road.
The building was undergoing demolition works when the fire started in an old science and technology block.
A thick plume of smoke could be seen from more than a mile away.
Here are two YouTube clips:-