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
A smoke alarm in a house bus is credited with saving the life
of a Dunedin man early yesterday.
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.
In a panic as fire and smoke swirled through her home,
Patricia Reid heard a booming voice in the darkness imploring
her to jump.
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
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.
A smoke alarm is credited with saving the life of a sleeping
Dunedin night-shift worker yesterday afternoon.
Two burning teenagers fled a house fire after the gas bottles
from which they were allegedly "huffing" exploded in Mosgiel
A wooden clothing bin outside a Salvation Army store was set
alight in a suspicious fire early yesterday.
Central Otago firefighters were called to three fires within
12 hours yesterday, at Kokonga, Clyde and Alexandra.
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