• Patrick McBride

Afternoon School Blaze Suspicious

A former Intermediate school in Greymouth went up in flames early this afternoon.

Multiple fire and emergency calls were made by the public.

The fire which is now under investigation is being treated as suspicious.

Greymouth fire chief Lee Swinburn said the blaze was contained to a block of four class rooms. "We managed to get things under control pretty quick due to the calls and location. It was an intense fire resulting in the loss of one class room".

Greymouth, Brunner and Cobden brigades attended the event with a total of 38 firefighters on the ground.