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‘Well involved’ blaze now extinguished at former Wellington Teacher’s College

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Eight fire crews battled a blaze on Donald St in Karori, which has now been extinguished.

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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.

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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.

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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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Firefighters on site at the former teacher’s college in Karori.

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Firefighters on web site on the former trainer’s faculty in Karori.

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Smoke might be seen all through the suburb and a resident two streets away instructed Stuff she might see flames.

Eight fire appliances were at the scene of the fire, which started about 3.15pm.

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Eight hearth home equipment had been on the scene of the hearth, which began about 3.15pm.

A police spokeswoman mentioned they had been additionally alerted to the hearth and had been on web site however have since left.

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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.

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firefighters attempt to enter a building at the former teacher’s college site.

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firefighters try to enter a constructing on the former trainer’s faculty web site.

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