6 September 2012
Last updated at 11:43 ET
Eight crews are tackling the fire at Sawston Village College
A fire has broken out at a secondary school in Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire Fire Service has confirmed the blaze was reported in the single storey public library at Sawston Village College at 14:15 BST.
Police have confirmed that all staff and students were safely evacuated from the school, south of Cambridge.
The blaze is being tackled by eight crews from Sawston, Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Royston, Huntingdon and Newmarket.
The fire was in the oldest part of the school and affected the whole building, a fire service spokesman said.
Eyewitness Ollie Capes, who lives opposite the school, said: “I heard all the commotion with fire engines then saw smoke billowing from the oldest part of the college.
“You could see the fire was about 25ft up in the air and I believe that maybe the library had collapsed as well.
“But it seems to be more under control now, and the police are just sorting out all the children because obviously it’s the end of the day so lots of parents have arrived as well.”
Maurice Moore, area commander for the fire service said crews remained the scene at 16:00 BST, but confirmed the fire was under control.