Deliberate fire at Heywood Community High School

Date published: 11 August 2010

Fire-fighters from Heywood and Bury attended a fire at Heywood Community High School last night (Tuesday 10 August 2010).

Fire crews received a call at 20.36 and on arrival they found a large quantity of rubbish was on fire in a classroom of the disused school building.

A spokesperson for the fire service said the fire had been started deliberately.

The school on Sutherland Road, Darnill closed permanently in July after being declared surplus by Rochdale Borough Council.

Heywood Councillor Jacqui Beswick has described the site as “unsecure.”

She said: “The site is unsecure and it has been all over the weekend and on Monday.

“The doors on it are open. For me it needs to be either made secure or be demolished before a child gets hurt.

“It is a hazard and a danger and this has proven it. It must be made secure straight away.”

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