Homefield School fire 'was deliberate'
A blaze at a derelict school in Hampshire is thought to have been deliberate, the fire service has said.
Crews were called to Homefield School in Salisbury Road, Christchurch, at 20:10 BST on Wednesday.
More than 45 firefighters and six fire engines attended the blaze until 02:30 BST Thursday. No-one was hurt.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said: "The severity of the fire meant there was little evidence for our fire investigation officers to work with".
It added: "There was significant fire heat and smoke damage to the building".
Homefield School closed its doors in January 2005 amid protests by pupils and parents. It had debts of nearly £1m.