Fallen tree damages classroom and cars during storm

Fallen tree damages classroom and cars during storm

Fallen tree damages classroom and cars during storm

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A TREE measuring 50ft long demolished part of a classroom and three cars during Wednesday night's storm, firefighters have said.

Crews across Merseyside attended 37 storm related call-outs between 5pm on Wednesday and 3am on Thursday.

Firefighters were called to Warrington Road, Rainhill, at 8.44pm on Wednesday, February 12, after a tree demolished part of the rear section of a single storey classroom.

Firefighters cordoned off the area.

Wayne Woods, of Whiston Community Fire Station, said: "It had demolished the last third of a single storey structure which measured around 10 metres wide by 30 metres long.

“We were told at the scene that the tree which had fallen, which I would estimate was more than 50 foot long, was possibly up to 100-years-old.

“The tree had also come to rest on three vehicles and part of a two storey detached building.

"On site maintenance staff had isolated utilities. Staff had conducted a roll call and no injuries were involved. We made the area safe and contacted a structural engineer to attend.”

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