Fire engulfs Brisbane primary school

Firefighters have managed to extinguish a massive fire that ripped through a Brisbane primary school during the early hours of this morning.

At around 3am, emergency services responded to reports of a fire at Morningside State School on Pashen Street.

Queensland police made an emergency declaration for the area, encompassing Pashen St, Riding Rd, Stephens St and Thynne Rd.


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Some residents were evacuated, while others were told to stay inside and close any windows and doors due to the smoke.

Inspector Jeff Coote told the Courier Mail the fire was well-involved when officers arrived on scene.

“There’s a number of buildings which have been completely destroyed, at least three, and there’s another building which has sustained significant damage as well,” he said.

“For us the size of the fire is suspicious.”

The school will remain closed for the day, with parents advised to keep their children at home.

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Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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