Major Fires At Tighes Hill, Telarah

Investigations are underway..

Major Fires At Tighes Hill, Telarah Firefighters respond to a fire at Hunter Trade College, Telarah (Media Response Newcastle)

Separate fires have damaged buildings at Tighes Hill TAFE and near Hunter Trade College at Telarah overnight.

The fire at Tighes Hill saw a second floor administration room go up in flames at about 8:15pm.

Firefighters worked for three hours to ensure the fire didn't spread.

Classes in Building D have been disrupted today.

While the Telarah fire, which broke out at 8:20pm, caused a demountable building to suffer major damage.

"Firefighters mounted an aggressive internal attack and were successful in containing the fire to a number of offices," Fire and Rescue duty commander Paul Collis said.

"It was a very hot and difficult fire and the firefighters did an exceptional job."

The building is used by GE Power as a service centre.

Hunter Trade College says it's "open and operational."

Investigations are underway into both fires.

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