Fire Investigators On Scene After Large Blaze Engulfs Brisbane School
A large fire which ripped through a school in Brisbane's south will be investigated by fire authorities over the weekend.
Queensland Fire and Emergency services confirmed to 10 daily the blaze which engulfed the top level of Upper Mount Gravatt State school has now been contained.
A spokesperson confirmed the fire had also partially ripped through the bottom level of the school.
Video from the scene shows flames and smoke billowing from the top of the building.
Six fire crews responded to the scene at the building on Logan Road just after 7pm on Friday night where they found the school already well alight.
While the blaze is now under control, firefighters said they were concerned about the air quality in the immediate vicinity, and urged local residents to stay indoors and close all windows and doors.
The school's principal Derek Brady said that in the "interest of safety" the school would be closed at least on Monday, as fire investigations and clean-ups take place.
"This is very sad news for our school community and I ask that we all support each other as we deal with this tragic event," Brady said in a statement.
Local MP Corrine McMillan said the school site would be "quarantined" for investigations over the weekend.
"Stay strong, we'll get through this," she said in a post on Facebook.
Logan Road remains closed as fire crews continue working to extinguish the blaze, with motorists being warned to drive with caution around the area.
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