Eight hearth crews battled a blaze on Donald St in Karori, which has now been extinguished.
A hearth on the former Wellington Instructor’s School web site in Karori has now been extinguished.
Hearth and Emergency shift supervisor Jill Webley mentioned eight crews battled the blaze, which began about 3.15pm and was “properly concerned” on arrival.
There are not any experiences of injures or anybody being within the constructing on Donald Avenue, which was beforehand cordoned off.
Webley mentioned crews are actually dampening down scorching spots and cleansing up. A hearth investigator is on their method to the scene to start an investigation into the reason for the hearth.
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Smoke might be seen all through the suburb and a resident two streets away instructed Stuff she might see flames.
A police spokeswoman mentioned they had been additionally alerted to the hearth and had been on web site however have since left.
The previous Wellington Academics’ Coaching School campus has beforehand been a point of controversy, with retirement village operator, Ryman Healthcare, buying the campus from Victoria College in late 2017, after a protracted battle from the Ministry of Schooling and Wellington Metropolis Council to maintain it in public palms.