The fire has caused significant damage to the roof of the former school building. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have reported how 30% of the building severely damaged by the fire.

Pictures show extent of fire damage to the derelict Grade II listed Simpson Street School building

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a former Sunderland school building which caused severe damage to its roof.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 11:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 12:23 pm

The fire service has said it believes the fire was ‘likely to have been started deliberately’ and a police have now launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.

Our photographer has been at the scene and captured the extent of the damage.

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