Police investigate after school fire suspected of being arson
South Waikato fire safety officers and police are investigating a small fire at Tainui Intermediate.
Firefighters got in through a window after seeing smoke coming from a classroom just before 7.30pm on Thursday.
Wall linings had to be removed to fully extinguish the blaze. Senior Sergeant Graeme Hill said police want to talk to those who have seen something suspicious.
‘‘We have been told by the fire investigator that the fire was started using an accelerant. We would like to talk to people who live by the school who may have seen something suspicious leading up to the blaze.’’