Large fire ravages school

Last updated 23:22 20/01/2014
Cameron Burenll/Fairfaxmedia

Firefighters battle a huge fire at a school in Petone, north of Wellington.

Petone fire
Ross Phillips Zoom
Fire burns in Petone, north of Wellington.

Relevant offers

Smoke could be seen for kilometres after a huge fire at a school in Petone, north of Wellington.

The blaze, at the derelict Hutt Valley Memorial Tech College, broke out about 7.40pm.

Fire communications shift manager Jan Wills said 15 fire engines were called to the scene.

The single building was well involved when firefighters arrived, with flames through the roof.

Last year aged-care company Ryman purchased the site for future development.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

What do you make of the proposed conference centre/hotel for Wellington?

Great - a big boost for the local economy

Nice - one of many projects needed

Argh - a white elephant in the making

First priority should be airport runway extension

Not sure at all

Vote Result

Related story: Convention centre to get OK

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content