Classrooms, canteen destroyed after school set on fire in rural NSW

A fire has ripped through a school in rural NSW, destroying a number of classrooms and causing more than half a million dollars damage.

The blaze broke out at a school on Myall Street at Dubbo, in the state’s Central West, shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Six classrooms, including a special education room and the school canteen, were extensively damaged.


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Police said the damage bill is estimated to be at more than $750,000.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

A crime scene was established and was today being examined by forensic officers.

Police believe the fire was deliberately lit.

Investigators are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.