Posted by Gold FM on 15/11/2012
The technology block at Whangamata Area School was destroyed by a fire which started in the woodwork classroom yesterday just before 11 am.
Fire appliances from Whangamata, Waihi and Pauanui managed to bring the fire under control, but the woodwork, metalwork and automotive classes have been completely gutted.
Nobody was hurt in the fire as students were either at an athletics day or on study leave and staff on duty at the time were evacuated safely.
More than a million dollars worth of equipment was lost in the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated, but itâ€™s not being treated as suspicious as its thought the fire started in the roof.
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