The National , Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A fire completely gutted two classrooms at Angoram High School, in East Sepik, over the weekend.
The cause of the fire is unknown but police claim it is the work of arsonists.
Provincial police commander Vincent Pokas said a suspect had been detained and was now being questioned at the Wewak police station.
His two accomplices, who are wanted by police, are at large but police are confident they will soon catch up on them.
According to police intelligence, one of these two men is on his way to Madang via Bogia but Madang police have been alerted and are on the lookout for him.
When contacted yesterday, provincial education adviser Joseph Auli said he was still waiting for the school’s headmaster to furnish him a detailed report of the incident.
Early reports suggest one classroom housed the home economics.
Wewak Fire station confirmed receiving reports of the fire last Saturday but was prevented by lack of manpower and the distance they had to travel to attend to the call.