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Pupils evacuated as fire breaks out at Keady high school

Keady High School fire

Pupils at a county Armagh school have been evacuated because of a fire.

St Patrick’s High in Keady saw pupils taken from the premises after a fire broke out in the school’s Oratory.

It is understood that some of the school’s 1,000-plus pupils were in the middle of exams when the fire began just before lunchtime.

The cause of the blaze remains unclear and there are no reports of any injuries.

This is the second fire to break out at the school in the last 12 months following a similar incident in May 2015.

Keady High School fire

Keady High School fire

An investigation into that fire was passed on to the PSNI at the time.

There are no further details regarding today’s incident.

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