Fire causes evacuation at Adventist School

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Teachers and students have been evacuated from Nunawading Christian College, a Seventh-day Adventist School in Melbourne’s outer east this morning.

Fire crews were called at about 9.55am following reports a fire had taken hold in the technology classroom.

All 190 students and staff were evacuated to a school oval with the fire brought under control about five minutes after fire crews arrived.

The principal, two teachers and four students were rushed to the Monash Medical Centre for observation after suffering from smoke inhalation.

The principal, two teachers and four students were rushed to the Monash Medical Centre for observation after suffering from smoke inhalation.

“The staff and students were safely evacuated in line with the school’s emergency evacuation procedures,” says Mr Adrian Stiles, principal Nunawading Christian College.

“The teachers had done a very good job to maintain the students in their class groups.”

A spokesman for the Melbourne Fire Brigade said a room above the art room was used as a small spray-painting booth where students had been lacquering wooden projects.

The room and contents were severely damaged by fire while a large section of the remainder of the premises was heavily smoke logged.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

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