Firefighters are battling a blaze in a two-storey house in
Matata, near Whakatane.
The fire broke out about 12.53pm today at a house on State
Highway 2, between the Arawa St intersection and the railway
Northern Fire Communications senior communicator Michael
Upton said four fire crews, from the Matata and Edgecumbe
brigades, had been working to extinguish the fire which
appeared to have begun on the top floor of the house.
Mr Upton said there were no occupants in the house at the
time of the fire and no one had been injured.
A fire investigator was on his way to the scene to determine
what caused the fire, Mr Upton said.
One lane of traffic on SH2 was closed for a short time.
- Rotorua Daily Post