UPDATED: Commercial Road re-opened after Buckholme Towers School fire in Poole
A Poole school caught fire overnight, causing long delays to commuters this morning after Commercial Road in Parkstone was shut.
Around 35 firefighters tackled a blaze at Buckholme Towers School near Ashley Cross, which started at 2:47am this morning.
Crews from across the county attended the fire which started in the roof of the building and quickly spread.
Commercial Road was shut between the Civic Centre and Parr Street, but has now re-opened.
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No-one was injured in the blaze with an investigation set to be launched into the cause of the fire.
Dorset Police do not believe the incident to be suspicious.
Buckholme Towers headmaster Iain Robertson said: "This is a very sad day in the history of Buckholme Towers School but we must not lose sight of the fact that this is only a building.
"It is the children that are the heart and soul of the school and the most important thing is that they are safe.
"We are working to ensure there is minimal disruption to their education.
"I would like to thank the emergency and support services who have worked so hard in this tragic event."
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service also requested gritting from the Borough of Poole due to the freezing temperatures and excess water from extinguishing the fire.
Incident Commander Dave Graham added: "Crews are working very hard in this very well-established fire.
"Luckily there are no injuries."