Bedford School Fire - Pemberley Avenue, Bedford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 08.568 W 000° 27.734
30U E 673650 N 5779958
Quick Description: In 1979 a devastating fire ripped through Bedford School.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 4:38:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM55TZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 21

Long Description:
The fire was caused by an arson attack during the night in 1979. The blaze was fought into the early hours of Sunday 4 March. Over 90% of the school was destroyed and 30 classrooms lost. The school was reopened the next week in temporary classrooms and all school records were saved. Furniture and books were ruined.

As a result of the fire much of the site has been rebuilt to a high standard with modern facilities throughout.
Type of Structure: Public building

Fire Date: 3/3/1979

Structure status: Still standing building

Cause of Fire:
Arson


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Other: Not listed

Construction Date: Not listed

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