Witnesses sought after Gore school fire

East Gore School deputy principal Wendy Kitto and teacher Richard Sutherland stand in front of the school's indoor recreation and storage block destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. Photo by Russell Frederic.
East Gore School deputy principal Wendy Kitto and teacher Richard Sutherland stand in front of the school's indoor recreation and storage block destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. Photo by Russell Frederic.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who was at a Gore school on Tuesday night shortly before a fire broke out.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at East Gore Primary School shortly before 8pm.

The destroyed building was formerly a swimming pool and had been used as a storage and wet weather physical education facility..

Detective Sergeant Greg Baird, of Gore, said a scene examination indicated the fire was suspicious.

Several people, including school-aged children, had been seen in the school grounds in the time leading up to the fire.

Police were keen to speak with them to establish whether they had seen anything suspicious.

Anyone with information should call Gore Police on 03 203 9300. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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