Burst water pipe floods Washington school

Oxclose Community school, Washington.
Oxclose Community school, Washington.
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SEVERAL classrooms were left under water after a water pipe burst inside a school in Washington.

Crews from Washington, Birtley and Low Fell fire stations were called to Oxclose Community Academy shortly before 9pm on Friday evening.

Firefighters isolated the water supply at single-storey Dilston Close school and used wet and dry vacuums, squeegees and mops to remove a large amount of water from several classrooms.