Firefighters are working in Victor Street, Shirley, to contain a ruptured gas pipe.
Crews from Redbridge and St Mary’s Fire Stations are on the scene.
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According to firefighters on the scene, the pipeline burst into flames during work to dig a trench.
They are now waiting for an electricity specialist so they can extinguish the fire.
Police are at the scene and Victor Street remains open.
A statement issued by the school said: “There has been an incident today at Wordsworth Primary School involving a gas pipe.
“The police and fire brigade are currently on site and dealing with the issue.”