A haze covered Balclutha on Saturday afternoon as
firefighters battled a blaze on the outskirts of the town.
Fire broke out in a large southeast Auckland chip factory
early this morning when a deep fryer caught alight.
A fire exercise in Queenstown's vast and vulnerable "Red
Zone" will use top personnel in incident management, deployed
when the earthquakes hit Christchurch.
Conditions are dry in the Upper Clutha region, causing
concerns for farmers and rural firefighters as they continue
to battle accidental vegetation blazes.
Up to 40ha of Department of Conservation land was destroyed
in the Hawea bush fire at the weekend.
Dozens of firefighters converged on the Department of
Conservation's Craig Burn reserve beside Lake Hawea and Glen
Dene Station late yesterday afternoon to battle a big rural
An early morning fire in an isolated Coromandel peninsula
community is being treated as suspicious.
A Moeraki home was gutted by fire on Thursday night, despite
efforts by three fire brigades with about 20 firefighters to
Two young Queenstown locals put out their
neighbours' house fire yesterday morning before the fire
service arrived at the scene.
Police say the public should not be concerned after the sixth
arson attack on a Caversham, Dunedin, house yesterday
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