Fire at disused Miramar school

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 18:21 31/03/2014

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Fire fighters have battled a blaze in a building at a disused Miramar school this evening.

Seven fire engines were called to the fire at the now-empty Miramar South School which took about an hour to extinguish.

They began getting calls from the members of the public who saw smoke at the Kauri Street site about 4.30pm, a fire service spokeswoman said.

They were able to put out the fire, measuring about 20m by 30m, in a single storey block of the school and remain at the scene to monitor it.

In 2007 the school was hit four times in as many months by arsonists.

However it was too early to know whether this fire was suspicious, the spokeswoman said.

Miramar South School was closed following a merger with nearby Strathmore Community School in 2012.

A new amalgamated school, Kahurangi School opened on the Strathmore site bearing the merged schools' rolls in term one of last year.

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