Thoubal, Feb 12: A massive inferno on the intervening night of February 11 and 12 gutted TN Memorial Academy and a boarding at Champrathong under Heirok PS, Heirok Part-III.
The fire that broke out at around 12.30 am is suspected to have started due to a short circuit from a chicken coop near the school. Thoubal fire service rushed and put out the fire, said the locals.
The fire hurt none but gutted 17 rooms, toilets, kitchen of the school, 2 computers, 10 CCTV cameras and other properties. The total loss is estimated to be around Rs 1 crore, said sources.
The fire also reduced admit cards, books and uniforms of 27 Class X appearing students to cinders. The students were staying at the boarding in the school campus.
TN Memorial Academy is run by Tourangbam Janeshwor of Champrathong Heirok Part-III. The school has about 400 students from Nursery to Class VIII. 27 Class X appearing students were also staying at the boarding.