Fires

Fridge likely cause of hut fire

Fridge likely cause of hut fire

A fire that destroyed the Siberia Hut in the isolated northeastern ranges of Mt Aspiring National Park last week may have been started from an lpg-fired fridge unit.

Volunteers firefighters battle hay blaze

Volunteers firefighters battle hay blaze

Volunteer firefighters from Palmerston fought a fire in hay on a farm on Andersons Rd, above Andersons Inlet, on the coast east of Palmerston, yesterday.

Effects of fires will be far-reaching

Effects from Central Otago's recent spate of fires will be felt for years, as land is revegetated and a Roxburgh family's home rebuilt.

Cost of blaze estimated at $80,000

Cost of blaze estimated at $80,000

The cost of the Flat Top Hill conservation area fire has been estimated at $80,000, but its cause remains a mystery.

Benefit boost for ballet school

Benefit boost for ballet school

Two weekend benefit concerts raised more than $10,000 for the Dunedin Ballet School, which was destroyed by fire in March.

Constables rescue man from burning house

Constables rescue man from burning house

A man rescued from a Northeast Valley house by two police officers yesterday morning was seconds away from being overcome by smoke, police say.

House gutted in blaze

A Blackman Rd house at Earnscleugh, near Alexandra, was gutted after a fire ripped through it yesterday afternoon.

Murder-case house set on fire again

The Kaitangata house at the centre of a murder investigation last month was torched and almost gutted last night in what police said was obviously an arson attack.

Cause of killer fire still not known

The cause of a house fire which killed a ‘‘special, friendly' 20-year-old Gore woman on Sunday has not been deter mined, but police say it does not appear the fire had been malici ous or lit deliberately.

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