Fires

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.

Fire Service investigating cause of blaze

Fire Service investigating cause of blaze

Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze yesterday which rendered this Mosgiel state house uninhabitable.

Arson suspected after moving truck destroyed

Arson suspected after moving truck destroyed

A furniture removal trailer and its contents were destroyed in a suspected arson attack in North Dunedin early yesterday.

Fire at Dunedin restaurant

Fire at Dunedin restaurant

A Dunedin City Station firefighter leaves the Thai Over Restaurant in George St after a kitchen fire was discovered at 7.30pm yesterday.

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