Fire erupts at St John’s building site

first_imgFirefighters rushed to St John’s College yesterday after a blaze suddenly erupted at the building site where a new multi-million pound quadrangle is being constructed.Workers at the site in North Oxford hastily dialled 999 after a digger suddenly exploded into flames.A fire engine was quickly on the scene and the blaze extinguished just before 11am yesterday morning.A spokesperson for the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service later confirmed that the cause of the fire was believed to be accidental and that no-one had been hurt during the incident.It comes a minor setback to the project billed by St John’s as “the last great quad of the city centre.” Building work on the new site, which will be named after former President of the college and Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Sir John Kendrew, has been progressing since the New Year.last_img read more