Fires

Home extensively damaged in suspicious fire

Home extensively damaged in suspicious fire

A taxi driver arrived home last night to find his home engulfed in flames.

Suspicious fire guts Mornington house

Suspicious fire guts Mornington house

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.

Fire started by incense destroys Peninsula house

Fire started by incense destroys Peninsula house

A fire which destroyed an Otago Peninsula home has prompted a warning for those who burn incense.

Suspicious fire destroys home

Suspicious fire destroys home

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed this Dunedin house early yesterday.

Hotel guests flee fire

Hotel guests flee fire

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.

Cause of vegetation fire remains unknown

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 homes escape fire

Wanaka homes escape fire

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.

Embers from winter ignite

Embers from winter ignite

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 re-ignited.

Another fire near Doc land

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.

Student fires near 2007 level

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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