Fire breaks out at former Belfast school

Published Thursday, 12 June 2014
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A former west Belfast school has been extensively damaged in a fire.

Fire breaks out at former Belfast school
Fire crews attended the incident. (© UTV)

Six appliances and around 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at the former Corpus Christie College on Brittons Parade on Thursday.

The building's roof and a number of rooms have been destroyed in the fire.

It is not thought anyone was injured in the incident.

Police are treating the fire as arson and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

© UTV News
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Fed up in Belfast wrote (226 days ago):
I live beside this former school and am just fed up to the back teeth with it. It is a magnet for kids who get up to god knows what. The school has been set on fire a number of times and residents don't want this sort of behaviour. What the article doesn't state is that the catholic church after promising residents and parents of the children at the school in a meeting three years ago that there would never be any houses built on this ground (it is an old brick factory and unstable)did an about turn and sold the land off and now it is proposed that 60 houses are built - practically a new housing estate in an area where traffic, the sewage system etc are already struggling to cope. So the current residents are not only faced with the derelict building being set on fire on a regular basis but are having a housing estate forced on them without proper consultation.
Eileen in Belfast wrote (226 days ago):
This has happened on a regular basis since the school closed they need to get a move on and demolish it before some is killed!
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