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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 18:36 GMT 19:36 UK
In pictures: Coventry school fire

Sidney Stringer fire scene

Onlookers had a close view of a fire which engulfed the Sidney Stringer School close to Coventry's city centre.

Smoke of Hillfields

The fire began shortly before 1530 BST. Smoke poured over the streets of Hillfields, Coventry.

Sidney Stringer fire

More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze which severely damaged the school and saw its gym area collapse.

Pic by Andrew Noakes

Drivers heading into Coventry were confronted by the column of smoke which could be seen across the city.

Pic by Kirstie from Coventry

Kirstie from Coventry took this picture of the dark, smoky skies above the city.

Pic by Ashley Rollings

The smoky skies could be seen for miles.

Blaze breaks out at city school
25 Sep 07 |  Coventry/Warwickshire

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