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Seven fire units attend blaze at Meath school

Thankfully, no-one was injured in the fire at the Eureka Secondary School.

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SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AT the Eureka Secondary School in Kells, Co Meath are assessing the damage caused by a large-scale fire earlier today.

The alarm was raised at 9.23am, after the fire was noticed on the roof of a school building that houses the art and science departments.

Units from Kells, Navan and Oldcastle attended the blaze, and fire officers remained at the scene this afternoon to make the area safe. It is understood significant damage was caused to the roof of the building, and that there was smoke damage in several classrooms.

A fire officer who attended the blaze told TheJournal.ie it took “around thirty minutes” to bring it under control. No-one was injured.

The extent of the damage is now being assessed, and it’s hoped the school will be able to open as scheduled at the end of the month.

It’s believed the fire was started accidentally.

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