Fires

Moeraki holiday home destroyed in fire

A Moeraki home was gutted by fire on Thursday night, despite efforts by three fire brigades with about 20 firefighters to save it.

Heroic neighbours douse flames

Heroic neighbours douse flames

Two young Queenstown locals put out their neighbours' house fire yesterday morning before the fire service arrived at the scene.

Public reassured over fires

Public reassured over fires

Police say the public should not be concerned after the sixth arson attack on a Caversham, Dunedin, house yesterday morning.

Student area hit by spate of couch fires

An otherwise incident-free year in the student area was blighted by a spate of couch fires on Saturday night.

House hit by fourth fire

House hit by fourth fire

Police believe it is possible someone is targeting the owner of a weatherboard villa in College St, Caversham, which has been hit by suspicious fires for the fourth time in about two months.

Suspicious small fires

Police are investigating at least three suspicious small fires in Dunedin on Saturday.

Fire at Gorge Rd business

Two Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade crews used an extractor to clear smoke from a smouldering fire at the Internet/Laundry, on Gorge Rd, reported just after 9am yesterday.

Police investigate string of suspicious fires

Wellington fire fighters have dealt with at least a dozen suspicious fires since Saturday afternoon leading to multiple police investigations. 

Praise as boys make the right call

Praise as boys make the right call

As flames burst from an elderly couple's Fairfield house yesterday, there was a moment of indecision for two boys on their way to school - should they call "the fire guys" or not?

Hero neighbours save child from fire

Hero neighbours save child from fire

Police have lauded the "valiant actions" of neighbours who smashed a window to save a child trapped in a Paraparaumu house fire, which claimed one life.

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