[WATCH] Pembroke school evacuated after large grassfire spreads across nearby fields

Special needs children at St Clare College San Miguel school evacuated as a precaution

Firefighters are on site and have brought the fire under control (Photo: Karl Azzopardi/MediaToday)
Firefighters are on site and have brought the fire under control (Photo: Karl Azzopardi/MediaToday)
Firefighters bring grassfire close to Pembroke school under control

A school in Pembroke has been evacuated after a grassfire ignited and spread across nearby fields.

Children with special needs attending the St Clare College San Miguel Primary Education Resource Centre were on Wednesday afternoon evacuated from the building as a precauation, the police told MaltaToday.

(Photo: Karl Azzopardi/MediaToday)
(Photo: Karl Azzopardi/MediaToday)

Civil Protection Department personnel, who are on site, said the fire had started in the vicinity of the Pembroke police compound, and later spread to an area close to the Melita football ground.

(Photo: Karl Azzopardi/MediaToday)
(Photo: Karl Azzopardi/MediaToday)

A water carrier, four water bowsers and four fire engines were dispatched to the site in an effort to fight the blze, which has now been brought under control.

Four CPD officials and 20 firefighters were engaged in the operation.

Civil Protection Department personnel are on site, and the fire has now been brought under control

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