Fires

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.

Firefighting resources stretched by Dunedin blazes

Firefighting resources stretched by Dunedin blazes

A burning classroom at Kavanagh College and a fire at the Green Island landfill - initially feared to involve dangerous chemicals - had Dunedin firefighters scrambling to respond over the weekend.

Woman jumps from burning home

Woman jumps from burning home

In a panic as fire and smoke swirled through her home, Patricia Reid heard a booming voice in the darkness imploring her to jump.

Police investigating blaze at Queenstown property

Police investigating blaze at Queenstown property

Queenstown police are appealing for witnesses to a fire they are treating as "potentially suspicious" which destroyed the upper storey of an unoccupied Glasgow St property early on Saturday.

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