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Investigation underway after fire at Derry primary school

Firefighters battled the blaze for around three hours last night.

Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson

AROUND 30 FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire at a primary school in Derry yesterday evening.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 7:46pm reporting a fire at the Good Shepherd Primary School on Dungiven Road.

It’s understood that the fire started in a wooden equipment shed and spread to the roof. Eight fire appliances were deployed to the scene.

The NIFRS confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the cause of the fire is under investigation. At this stage it’s believed that the fire may have been started deliberately.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said, “Firefighters using a jet, breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera dealt with a fire at a timber shed which spread to a single storey school roof in the area.”

The firefighters finished at the scene at 9:40pm.

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