Wednesday 18 September 2019

Garda probe after fire breaks out at secondary school

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Gardai in Dundalk are investigating a fire at a secondary school.

The blaze broke out at St Louis Secondary School, an all-girls school on the Castletown Road in Dundalk, County Louth.

The alarm was raised at approximately 3am on Saturday.

A number of fire brigades attended the scene. The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.

No one was injured and investigations are ongoing.

It's understood the blaze caused extensive damage to

St Louis has over 500 students attending. It's understood the school plans to contact parents by text message to advise whether the school will be open on Monday.

The school has posted an update on its Facebook page thanking the fire departments of Dundalk and Ardee saying there was "minimal damage" to the school.

One of the theories being examined is that a technical fault caused the blaze.

St Louis' principal has confirmed that the school will be open on Monday.

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