Fires

Mirrors seen in new light after fire scare

Mirrors seen in new light after fire scare

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what is the greatest fire danger of them all?

People evacuated from burning building

One person was taken to hospital after fire broke out in a building in central Wellington today.

Icepak coolstore lacked safety certification

Icepak coolstore lacked safety certification

Icepak, whose coolstores exploded last month killing one fireman and injuring seven others, had a large amount of flammable gas on site without the required safety certification.

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.

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