A police car outside Rockhampton State School.
A police car outside Rockhampton State School.

UPDATE: Investigation into Rocky school blaze continues

UPDATE, 5.30pm: Investigations into a suspicious fire which consumed parts of Rockhampton State High School overnight remain ongoing.

A QPS spokesman this afternoon confirmed no arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

Nearby residents last night woke to chaos as crews worked to extinguish the sizeable blaze.

Early investigations suggested two men broke into the school around 10pm Tuesday evening.

Police are expected to provide an update tomorrow morning.

INITIAL, 7am: Several teachers and students arrived to a cordoned-off entrance at Rockhampton State School this morning because of a fire last night that police are treating as suspicious.

Parts of the school are draped in police tape and investigators are looking into the cause of a blaze that had three fire crews, police, and paramedics rush to Campbell Street about 10pm.

Initial police investigations indicated two men forced entry into library shortly after 9pm and ransacked the reception area.

Police tape.
Police tape.

On arrival, fire crews could see smoke and managed to extinguish the flames within three minutes.

They cleared smoke from buildings and remained at the scene until about 11.45pm, after which police took over.

Nobody was injured.



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