School faces damage bill after kiln fire

The fire damage at South Thornlie Primary School.
The fire damage at South Thornlie Primary School.

FIREFIGHTERS were quick to put out Tuesday morning’s kiln-room fire at South Thornlie Primary School.

DFES crews from five stations were called to the blaze after school security heard smoke alarms go off about 1.30am.

They contained the fire to the kiln room within the science classroom.

An Education Department spokeswoman said the fire caused mostly heat damage to the ceiling. Electrical fittings were damaged and there was water damage.

“Most of the damage was in the kiln room and part of the science room,” she said.

Fire investigators drive up outside the school. Picture: Anton La Macchia

School went ahead to start term 2 despite the fire.

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