School damaged by fire in suspected arson attack

QUICK-THINKING firefighters are being praised for stopping a school from burning down following a suspected arson attack west of Brisbane.

Emergency services were called to Westside Christian College at Goodna about 11pm after residents saw flames shooting out of one of the buildings.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and managed to extinguish the blaze before it spread to the rest of the school.


Police said the building sustained “significant damage” to the front, ceiling and roof. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Initial investigations indicate the fire was deliberately lit.

A crime scene has been established and is being examined by fire investigators.

Anyone with any information is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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