Massive fire destroys part of Southport High School

Investigations are underway into a massive fire which erupted at Southport State High School early this morning.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson told myGC the blaze started in the upper level of a two-storey building just before 2.30am.

It’s understood the structure was “well alight” when emergency crews arrived on scene.


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It took them almost three hours to fully extinguish the flames, with the building suffering “extensive damage”.

No one was injured in the blaze, however paramedics remained on standby for fire crews.

The Department of Education says they’re working with the Department of Housing and Public Works – Building and Asset Service to ensure that students and staff can get back to teaching and learning as soon as possible.

“It is likely that some alternative arrangements will need to be in place as we plan the return to school,” the Department of Education said.

“Parents and families will be informed over the weekend regarding arrangements for next week.”

A fire investigator is expected to head to the school today as investigations into the cause of the blaze continue.

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