Bryngwyn Comprehensive School will be closed to pupils tomorrow (Friday), other than to those sitting a GCSE exam in the morning.
Pupils were evacuated from the school premises on this afternoon (Thursday) after a transformer near the school grounds caught fire, causing a power outage across a large part of Llanelli.
Because of the continued power cut, pupils and parents have been informed that the school will be closed to all pupils on Friday, except those who have GCSE exams.
Western Power Distribution is working on site to install a generator to allow the exams to go ahead as planned, before making permanent repairs.
It is expected that the school will reopen following the Whitsun half term.
The council’s Director of education and children’s services, Robert Sully, said: “I’d like to thank the school staff for the effective implementation of their emergency evacuation procedures, which ensured the safety of all pupils. I would also like to thank the pupils for the mature and disciplined way in which they reacted to the incident by complying fully with the evacuation.
“I’d also like to thank the emergency services for their rapid response in extinguishing the fire and supporting the school in managing the incident so effectively.”
Carmarthenshire County Council
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