Asbestos found after suspicious fire at Sydney school

Police are investigating following a suspicious fire at a primary school on Sydney’s northern beaches overnight.

About 10pm Sunday 13 September 2015, emergency services were called to Seaforth Public School on Kempbridge Avenue, following reports of a fire.

Police from Northern Beaches Local Area Command attended and assisted Fire & Rescue NSW as they extinguished the large blaze.


The fire caused significant damage to three demountable classrooms and a storage shed.

Asbestos has also been detected and the area has been cordoned off.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, however a crime scene has been established and will be examined by specialist forensic officers.

The Department of Education said parents had been alerted through social media and email that the school would be closed on Monday.