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WA school fire suspected to be arson

A Western Australian high school is believed to have been targeted by an arsonist after a fire caused about $2.5 million worth of damages.

Emergency services arrived at the Gingin District High School, north of Perth, at about 2:50am on Saturday to find the school ablaze.

It took 12 vehicles and 24 firefighters to battle the blaze, taking hours to bring it under control.

One building was completely destroyed while another suffered smoke damage, according to the West Australian.

Investigations into the cause continue but police believe it is the work of an arsonist.

No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at

Rewards of up to $50,000 are available for information that leads to the identification and conviction of an arsonist.

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