Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that a fire on a Nottingham school site was what it refers to as “deliberate ignition”.

Fire services attended the site on Pelham Avenue, which was once the location of Clarendon College, in the early hours of Thursday morning. A statement from Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that it was “looking suspicious.” The investigation has now been passed on to Nottinghamshire Police.

It is still not known if anyone has been injured in the fire, but it is believed that the campus itself has been damaged.


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“”The cause has been deemed as deliberate ignition, and it’s looking suspicious. The police investigation is still ongoing, we have handed it over to them now.”

FIRE AND rescue service spokesperson

Work began last year on the area to build the site into a new, 1200 capacity secondary school. The site is now owned by LocalED after Nottingham College transferred the ownership. The Archway Learning Trust will be responsible for running the school upon its completion in 2023.

Residents could reportedly smell smoke and one even described seeing a helicopter overhead, as emergency services tackled the fire.