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Rangiora classrooms go up in flames

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 25/11/2016

A suspicious fire has gutted two classrooms at a small Canterbury school.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at a two-classroom block at Maungatere Alternative Education Centre in Rangiora at about 3am on Saturday.

As firefighters contained the fire that caused "extensive damage", another blaze was spotted at a shed on a a neighbouring property, a Fire Service spokesman said.

Investigators were on the scene on Saturday morning and were treating both fires as suspicious, he said.

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