Two homes have suffered extensive damage after separate house
fires at the top of the South Island this morning.
Fire crews were called to the first in Richmond, Nelson, at
9am, southern fire communications spokesman Andrew Norris
The house was well-involved when fire crews arrived and the
call was escalated to a second alarm, with four fire engines
Mr Norris said the house suffered extensive damage. He did
not know whether anyone was home at the time of the fire, but
no one was injured.
Crews were also called to a house fire in Blenheim at
"On arrival the house was found to be well involved, and in
fact the fire was visible from some distance away," Mr Norris
Firefighters were still on the scene dampening down and
Neither fire was considered to be suspicious, but the causes
were not yet known.