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Preston flooding: Fire crews rushed to Christ the King School after ‘smell of diesel’ reported

Posted on - 28th December, 2015 - 11:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Schools, Weather
Flooded playing fields can be seen at Christ the King Pic: Chris Taylor

Flooded playing fields can be seen at Christ the King Pic: Chris Taylor

Fire crews were called out to a school in Preston after fears flood water had got into the heating system.

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Christ the King School called out fire crews to the school in Lawrence Avenue, off the Boulevard in Frenchwood.

Reports had come around 6pm on Sunday there was the smell of diesel coming from an old boiler within the school.

Electricity North West isolated the electrity supply to the boiler room of the school while the Environment Agency checked the site.

Firefighters used a gas checker to check the school and found there were no gas readings.

Related: Aerial pictures show River Ribble in flood

The headteacher and caretaker were left in charge of the building as emergency services departed.

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