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Fire chiefs calls for sprinklers in all new and refurbished schools.

Fire chiefs calls for sprinklers in all new and refurbished schools.

All new and refurbished schools in the UK should be fitted with sprinklers, fire chiefs say.

Currently, sprinklers are mandatory in new school buildings in Scotland and Wales, but not in England and Northern Ireland - and the National Fire Chiefs Council says that must change.

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton accused the government of "playing with children's lives".

The Department for Education said the safety of children was their priority.

Fire safety in public buildings like schools has come under close scrutiny since the Grenfell Tower fire in west London in June.

There are about 700 school fires a year in England.

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