An otherwise incident-free year in the student area was
blighted by a spate of couch fires on Saturday night.
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
Police are investigating at least three suspicious small
fires in Dunedin on Saturday.
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
Wellington fire fighters have dealt with at least a dozen
suspicious fires since Saturday afternoon leading to multiple
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
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.
Monty's Bar and Restaurant and neighbouring premises were
evacuated when a chimney fire apparently began 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 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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