Crews battle blaze at abandoned Wangaratta school

Sunday, 10 September 2023 at 11:31 pm

FRV and CFA firefighters spent the evening battling a large fire which erupted at an abandoned school in Vincent Street, Wangaratta yesterday.

Crews were called to the scene just after 2.30pm following calls to Triple Zero (000). 

They arrived to find the building, approximately 20 metres by 40 metres in size, ablaze. 

Due to structural collapse, firefighters initially attacked the fire externally using aerial appliances. 

They then used an excavator to gain access to the seat of the fire, getting the blaze under control by about 7.30pm.

The fire has now been extinguished however crews are expected to remain on scene today to monitor the situation and ensure there are no remaining hot spots.