Fire destroys building at Hunter Sports High

A high school building in the Hunter Sports High School has been destroyed after overnight fire.

Emergency services responded to a building fire at the high school on the Pacific Highway, Gateshead, just before 11pm yesterday (Wednesday 27 December 2017).

The fire was extinguished however the fire caused an estimated $500,000 worth of damage and the building was destroyed.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

At this stage, the cause of the fire has not been determined as fire investigators are set to examine the scene this morning (Thursday 28 December 2017).