Fires

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.

Fire empties Queenstown bar

Fire empties Queenstown bar

Monty's Bar and Restaurant and neighbouring premises were evacuated when a chimney fire apparently began yesterday about 5pm.

'Malicious' fire still smouldering yesterday

A "malacious" fire in the greenwaste pit by the Ranfurly rubbish dump, fanned by high winds, continued to be a problem for the Ranfurly Volunteer Fire Brigade yesterday.

Quick work stops fire spreading

Quick work stops fire spreading

Quick work by an alert householder - and then firefighters - probably prevented a major blaze in the Closeburn area near Queenstown on Sunday night.

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