Fire In Wexford Secondary School Believed To Be An Arson Attack

There was an alleged arson attack on a Wexford secondary school on Monday…

As per an article on and the accompanying Garda statement, the fire broke out shortly before 3.30pm at Enniscorthy Vocational School.

Both the Fire Services and the Gardaí attended the scene.

The fire is understood to have broken out in a bathroom and there was some damage to property in the school, which the Gardaí are now investigating as an arson attack.

All staff and students were safely evacuated.

Speaking on South East Radio, Wexford assistant chief fire officer Ray Murphy said:

“The fire was in the bathroom area. We sent in two firefighters with breaking apparatus. It looks like a piece of equipment went on fire and we think that it possibly gave off some kind of gas that caused a small explosion.

“There is some damage to the building including a wall and a wall into an office. The building does have some smoke damage and fire services were last night making sure the building was properly ventilated,” he said.

No injuries have been reported.

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