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.
MORNINGSIDE – structure fire as at 6am Tue 16/10. The fire is now out. Air sampling has been conducted and the area has been deemed safe, however, smoke may affect surrounding areas throughout the day: https://t.co/NEsdDFfOHz
— Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) October 15, 2018
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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