Blaze drama in Leeds primary school car park

PRIMARY school pupils in Leeds had to be kept inside while firefighters tackled a blaze in a car park outside the building.

Fire in a car park of the church of Immaculate Heart of Mary RC at Moortown in Leeds. Photo: Michael Crossley.

Fire crews were called to reports of a car on fire at the car park near to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church and Primary School, off Harrogate Road in Moortown.

The incident happened at 3.15pm yesterday.

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The fire was reported to have been started by an electrical fault in the car of a parent who had come to collect their child at the end of the school day.

A car on fire in a church car park at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Moortown, Leeds. Photo: Michael Crossley.

Nobody was hurt as a result of the blaze.

When firefighters from Killingbeck and Leeds arrived three cars were well alight – a Vauxhall Zafira, a Renault Clio and a Ford Fiesta.

A fourth car, a Renault Scenic, was slightly damaged by fire.

Pupils were kept inside the school until the fire crews had dealt with the incident.

A car on fire in a church car park at the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Moortown, Leeds. Photo: Michael Crossley.