Teens charged with Invercargill arson

Two teenagers have been arrested over a fire at an Invercargill school earlier this month.

The January 3 fire at James Hargest High School destroyed two new classrooms and caused an estimated $700,000 worth of damage.

The pair, aged 18 and 19, were to appear in Invercargill District Court today on arson and burglary charges.

They were also charged over an incident on October 7 when picnic tables at the school were set alight.