A woman ran back into a burning garage yesterday to retrieve
her car, minutes before the rest of her house was engulfed in
Fire crews and emergency services rushed to the blaze in
Chantal Place, Papakura, shortly before midday.
No one was hurt, however, a woman narrowly escaped the flames
as she ran back into the garage to retrieve her vehicle, the
back of which was left badly damaged and melted.
Neighbour Ken Ryder said the fire appeared to have started at
the back of the garage before it ripped through the house.
Mr Ryder arrived as the woman was driving the vehicle on to
"The woman had just driven out of the garage and the back of
the car was all melted and looked totally munted."
Northern fire communications shift manager Megan Ruru said it
was not yet known what caused the blaze.