Firefighters have been called to a blaze at a school in Ellesmere Port.

Smoke is billowing from the Seacombe Drive area of the town and police have confirmed the location of the fire is a school in Seacombe Drive.

We will be bringing you live updates as the incident unfolds.

Signing off

Fire crews are still at the scene but the blaze at the disused building on the site of St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School in Great Sutton is now under control. There is still a cordon in place at Seacombe Drive and some residents are waiting to be allowed back into their homes but this is expected to happen in the next hour or so. Therefore we are bringing our live updates from the scene to a close. Thank you for following our coverage this evening.

Aerial platform

Fire crews battle with a fire at St Saviour's Catholic Primary and Nursery school in Seacombe Drive in Great Sutton. Picture Jason Roberts
Fire crews battle with a fire at St Saviour's Catholic Primary and Nursery school in Seacombe Drive in Great Sutton. Picture Jason Roberts (Image: Liverpool Echo)

Fire crews in Seacombe Drive

Fire crews battle with a fire at St Saviour's Catholic Primary and Nursery school in Seacombe Drive in Great Sutton. Picture Jason Roberts
Fire crews battle with a fire at St Saviour's Catholic Primary and Nursery school in Seacombe Drive in Great Sutton. Picture Jason Roberts (Image: Liverpool Echo)

Echo photographer Jason Roberts on the scene

Resident's view

Police advice

Air support

The National Police Air Service are providing support during the fire incident in Great Sutton.

Smoke screen

Smoke starting to ease

Asbestos fears

Speaking to Chronicle reporter Frances Barrett, Mr Anderson said the fire had broken out in a disused building at the back of St Saviour’s School which had been earmarked for demolition anyway.

He explained there had been initial concerns because asbestos had formed part of the building but it was later confirmed the asbestos had been removed from the site just two to three weeks ago.

Seacombe Drive cordon

Limited evacuation of homes

Group manager Mike Anderson of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed a limited evacuation of nearby homes is taking place as the smoke coming from the site is regarded as hazardous.

Disused nursery

Seacombe Drive closed

Frances Barrett on the scene

Aerial view

This is what the St Saviour’s site looks like from above.

Aerial shot of the site of St Saviour's Catholic Primary School in Great Sutton. Courtesy of Google
Aerial shot of the site of St Saviour's Catholic Primary School in Great Sutton. Courtesy of Google (Image: UGC)

Five fire engines

Fire spokeswoman Sarah Dornford-May said five fire engines are on scene from Chester, Ellesmere Port, Powey Lane, Runcorn and Bromborough plus the aerial platform. Ground monitors are in place with powerful jets aimed at the blaze from the exterior.

Details of building involved

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports at 5.09pm of a ‘well established’ fire at Saint Saviour’s Catholic Primary School in Seacombe Drive.

A building measuring approximately 100 metres by 50 metres is involved but it has not been confirmed exactly which part of the site is affected.

Fire service tweet

Captured on camera

Jennifer Leather sent us this video from the scene.

Fire picture

This picture was sent to us by James Williams.

A fire has broken out at a school site in Ellesmere Port Image supplied by James Williams
A fire has broken out at a school site in Ellesmere Port Image supplied by James Williams (Image: UGC)

Police confirm fire site

Smoke billowing from site

Firefighters have been called to a blaze at a school in Ellesmere Port.

Smoke is billowing from the Seacombe Drive area of the town and police have confirmed the location of the fire is a school in Seacombe Drive.

We will be bringing you live updates as the incident unfolds.