WA school fire causes millions in damages

The scene of the fire. Picture: Marty Aldridge/Twitter
The scene of the fire. Picture: Marty Aldridge/Twitter

A FIRE which ripped through a WA high school last night caused about $2.5 million worth of damages.

Emergency services arrived at the Gingin District High School, north of Perth, at about 2:50am on Saturday to find the school ablaze.

It took 12 vehicles and 24 firefighters to battle the blaze, taking hours to bring it under control.

One building was completely destroyed while another suffered smoke damage, according to the West Australian.

A spokesman for WA Police said: “Arson squad detectives have conducted an examination of the fire scene, and at this time there is no evidence of criminality.

“DFES fire investigators will continue to conduct further examinations at the scene,” he added.

No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Rewards of up to $50,000 are available for information that leads to the identification and conviction of an arsonist.