Smoke rises from Westfield school as multiple firefighters called

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Firefighters using breathing apparatus are tackling a fire at a boarding school this afternoon after smoke and flames were seen “in a roof”. They were called to Ebdens Hill in Westfield, East Sussex, at around 12.30pm.

It comes after reports that a property near Claremont Preparatory School was on fire. It is a co-educational nursery and boarding school for students aged one to 18 years.

An East Sussex Fire Service spokesperson told Sussex World: “Firefighters from Bohemia Road, The Ridge, Bexhill, Battle and Herstmonceux are in attendance.”

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