17 Sep 2019

Fire guts classrooms at Christchurch school

From Checkpoint, 6:21 pm on 17 September 2019

A fire that destroyed four classrooms in Christchurch this morning has left 120 students without a place to learn.

Firefighters put their lives on the line to protect an administration block at Russley School, crawling with fire hoses on the floor inside the burning building.

They managed to bring the blaze under control within 30 minutes, but the principal is now trying to work out where to put the students.

Conan Young reports.