Marlow school evacuated: Dozens of pupils were ordered to the playground as firefighters arrived | United Kingdom | News

On Thursday, two fire engines were pictured outside Great Marlow School in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Pupils were seen queuing in the school playground.

Road closures have also been put in place outside the school as fire crews deal with the incident.

At 3:02 p.m., local reports said students were leaving the school premises through the main gate.

At 3:03 p.m. Bucks Free Press said firefighters were in the process of disconnecting their hose from the hydrant.

The outlet said 14 minutes later the majority of students had left the area, with firefighters still present.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue told “a fire has affected two sheds close to the school”.

Bucks Fire and Rescue added: “Two devices and crews from High Wycombe and one from Beaconsfield attended.

“A shed in the back garden of a family property had caught fire.

“It had spread to affect shrubbery and a second shed belonging to a neighboring property.”

The department said firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera.

It comes the day after a house fire in Aylesbury saw homes evacuated and a police cordon set up.

At 1.55am on Wednesday, police and firefighters were called to an address in Hillington Close, Aylesbury.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman thanked locals for their “patience and understanding” during the incident, and added that no one was injured.

The spokesperson added: “A 71-year-old man from Aylesbury has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger his life and he remains in custody. An investigation is ongoing.

“Anyone with information can report by calling 101 or via the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43220179813. Scene surveillance remains in place at the property and there will be an increased police presence. while we investigate.”

Harold B. McConnell