Fire Burns Down School At Smithfield Plains

Arson Suspected

18 December 2017

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An abandoned school at Smithfield Plains has been destroyed by fire overnight.

The MFS were called to the old Smithfield Plains Junior and Primary School on Buchanan Road at about 7.30 last night to find the two-storey complex well alight.

With buildings mostly boarded up, access proved difficult and it took crews more than 4 hours to contain.


Neighbours say the site has long been a target for vandals and thieves.

They've been campaigning for its demolition because of concerns about asbestos.


Private developers acquired the land in 2015.

Police and fire cause investigators are investigating what started the fire.


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