Fires

No charges over fire for TradeMe founder

No charges over fire for TradeMe founder

There will be no prosecution taken by the Otago Regional Council in relation to a burn-off at Hillend Station, Wanaka, last October, despite many official complaints about smoke from the fire blanketing the town.

Apparent firebug attack ruins two vehicles

Apparent firebug attack ruins two vehicles

A suspicious fire which destroyed two parked vehicles in St Clair, Dunedin, at the weekend was ''ugly and devastating for the owners'', Detective Iain Ferguson said.

Burning couches keep service busy

Burning couches keep service busy

Firefighters were kept busy attending four couch fires in the student quarter on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Burn-offs put smoke pollution issue front and centre

Burn-offs put smoke pollution issue front and centre

The Otago Regional Council had no ''quick fix'' to remedy air pollution caused by outdoor burn-offs - described as a ''significant issue'' across the Otago and Central Otago regions.

Final burnout

Final burnout

Firefighters battle a burning race car parked in front of a Leith St, Dunedin, flat, just before 5.30am yesterday.

Fire jumps break, strands skiers

Fire jumps break, strands skiers

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will look to recover costs associated with an out-of-control burn-off on land bordering the Remarkables skifield access road yesterday afternoon.

Suspicious bin fires

Suspicious bin fires

A spate of suspicious bin fires across Dunedin continues, with a further three over the weekend.

Police investigating fires

Police investigating fires

Dunedin police are investigating two suspected arsons in South Dunedin early on Saturday.

Queenstown fire

Queenstown fire

Firefighters battle a large fire at The World Bar and Fat Badgers Pizza in Shotover St, Queenstown.

Photos by James Beech and Christina McDonald; prints available from otagoimages.co.nz

 

Man saved by smoke alarm

Man saved by smoke alarm

A smoke alarm in a house bus is credited with saving the life of a Dunedin man early yesterday.

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