A taxi driver arrived home last night to find his home
engulfed in flames.
Police are investigating what appears to be a suspicious fire
in the Dunedin suburb of Mornington after a house was badly
damaged early on Saturday.
A fire which destroyed an Otago Peninsula home has prompted a
warning for those who burn incense.
Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed
this Dunedin house early yesterday.
A sleeping teenager was rescued by a friend after a fire
which forced guests and staff to flee broke out in a major
Dunedin hotel last night.
The cause of Thursday's early morning vegetation fire on Mt
Iron is still being investigated, but the Department of
Conservation believes it was not deliberately lit.
Wanaka residents described a potentially disastrous
vegetation fire early yesterday as "absolutely terrifying"
and "frighteningly close" after up to 50 firefighters from
the district's combined fire brigades saved several homes
from the blaze.
Alexandra and Clyde volunteer firefighters were called to two
separate fires within 20 minutes on Saturday afternoon, both
sparking into life after embers from earlier fires
The Department of Conservation is investigating a rubbish
fire lit on an Earnscleugh orchard yesterday, within 1km of
Doc land, during a restricted fire season.
The number of nuisance fires in North Dunedin's student
quarter is rapidly returning to 2007 levels, when problems
with unruly student behaviour were at their height.
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