HUNDREDS of children had to be evacuated from school after an explosion.
Fire broke out in the boiler room at Crosland Moor Junior School on Dryclough Road yesterday morning after the 415 volt electrical supply blew.
Huddersfield Fire Station watch commander Peter Rushby said: “The school evacuated the children absolutely brilliantly and moved them all to a neighbouring school.”
Pupils were moved to nearby Moor End Technology College in Dryclough Road and no-one was hurt.
Dryclough CE Infant School, which is also at Dryclough Road, also had to shut its doors and evacuate pupils due to the power cut.
Watch commander Rushby said: “We were called out at around 9.15am after reports of a big explosion in the boiler room and the fire was contained in there.”
A spokesman for Kirklees Council said both primary schools will reopen today.