Fires

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.

1500ha scrub, forest burnt

1500ha scrub, forest burnt

A fire which threatened a home and destroyed 1500ha of mainly scrub, tussock and forestry near Hyde over the weekend, was started by a controlled burn.

Smoke alarm 'saved Dunedin woman's life'

Smoke alarm 'saved Dunedin woman's life'

A smoke alarm is credited with saving the life of a sleeping Dunedin night-shift worker yesterday afternoon.

Teens critical after Mosgiel 'huffing' explosions

Teens critical after Mosgiel 'huffing' explosions

Two burning teenagers fled a house fire after the gas bottles from which they were allegedly "huffing" exploded in Mosgiel yesterday afternoon.

Two suspicious fires put out

A wooden clothing bin outside a Salvation Army store was set alight in a suspicious fire early yesterday.

Linseed oil cause of Clyde fire call

Linseed oil cause of Clyde fire call

Central Otago firefighters were called to three fires within 12 hours yesterday, at Kokonga, Clyde and Alexandra.

Five hours to ensure fire out

Five hours to ensure fire out

Firefighters spent more than five hours at a house fire in the Dunedin suburb of Musselburgh yesterday morning.

Fire-damaged home open as lesson to public

A fire-damaged Mosgiel home is being opened to the public in an effort to educate residents about the dangers and effects of fire.

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