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UPDATED: 3D PRINTER FIRE BREAKS OUT AT COWES ENTERPRISE COLLEGE

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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are tackling a fire at Cowes Enterprise College in Cowes this evening (Friday). 

3 fire appliances from various stations, alongside the aerial ladder platform from Newport and the Incident Support Unit from East Cowes, have been mobilised to the school on Crossfield Avenue.

The emergency services were called to the incident at 18:03.

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Crews are currently situated to the rear of the building with little to be seen from the roadside.

UPDATE @ 19:35 – It has been confirmed that a 3D printer has caught fire.

Thankfully, the situation has been brought under control with the printer now removed from the building.

A salvage operation is underway.

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Crews are starting to stand down from the incident with 2 appliances and the Aerial Ladder Platform now returning to home station.

UPDATE @ 20:50 – The incident has now concluded.

It has been revealed that a sprinkler system activated and initially controlled the fire, with 2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entering the building shortly after to extinguish the fire fully with a hose reel jet.

A portable dam, submersible pump and a generator have been used for the salvage operation with water diverted from the sprinklers into the dam and then pumped from the building.

In a statement, Cowes Enterprise College has said:

“During Friday evening there was a small fire in DE07 (Design Technology Sixth Form workroom/office). It was ably dealt with by staff on site and the fire brigade attended. School will be open as usual on Monday and very little damage has been sustained.

“The school will be running revision sessions as normal tomorrow”.

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Harry Poynter
Harry Poynter
11 months ago

as much joy I would have if my school was on fire but at the same time I have it of work there that I can’t lose

Grumpy Old Git
Grumpy Old Git
Reply to  Harry Poynter
11 months ago

Spelling and grammar need a bit of attention young man.

John Stitch
John Stitch
Reply to  Harry Poynter
11 months ago

Did they teach you English in school, or do you just gesture and yell like a wild animal, knuckles dragging on the floor?

Susan Jenkins
Susan Jenkins
11 months ago

I feel the school should be shut until EVERYTHING that is easily able to catch fire is checked for the kids and adults safety.

Richard
Richard
Reply to  Susan Jenkins
11 months ago

LoL AN impossible task. What you going to do with all the paper? Remove it?

Susan Jenkins
Susan Jenkins
11 months ago

I feel the school should be shut until EVERYTHING that can easily catch fire is checked for the kids and adults safety.

Katie Anne
Katie Anne
11 months ago

Very sad incident at Cowes enterprise, happy to be going back on Monday and hope everybody is ok, thank you fire crew as you help many.

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