Suspicious fire in Okaihau College toilet block

  • 06/08/2015

A fire which filled a high school toilet block with smoke and forced students to leave their classrooms is being treated as suspicious.

A toilet block at Okaihau College in the Far North caught fire this morning, and when the Fire Service arrived they found it was smoke-logged, Jaron Phillips told NZ Newswire.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and a fire investigator is heading to the scene.

Around 500 students from year 7 to 13 attend the school southwest of Kerikeri.

The school is right next to the Okaihau fire station, and some students volunteer for the local fire brigade.