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Investigation underway after fire at girls' school in Sussex

More than thirty firefighters tackled a blaze at a school in Horsham, Sussex on Thursday 20th March. An investigation into the cause is underway.

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  1. Malcolm Shaw

Investigation ongoing, school fire may have been arson

Investigations have been continuing today into the cause of a fire which badly damaged a secondary school in Sussex. Several classrooms at Millais School in Horsham have been wrecked, and students' GCSE work destroyed.

All 1,500 girls at the comprehensive in Depot Road escaped unhurt. But it is thought that the fire may have been started deliberately. Malcolm Shaw reports.

The interviewees include:

Chief Inspector Howard Hodges, Sussex Police; Patrick Moore, a parent; and Dave Clark, a Maintenance officer.

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