Fires

Officers home in on origin of blaze

Officers home in on origin of blaze

Department of Conservation (Doc) fire investigators have narrowed down the areas where the vegetation fire on Tuesday may have started and are gathering information from witnesses on the pattern and travel of the blaze.

Open mind on fire's cause

Department of Conservation (Doc) fire investigators from Queenstown, Alexandra and Dunedin are keeping an open mind on the cause of the large vegetation fire near Queenstown that posed a potential risk to homes on Tuesday.

Queenstown blaze under control

Queenstown blaze under control

Evacuated residents have been allowed to return to their homes as firefighters bring a scrub fire near Queenstown under control.

Tour of burned Somerville St house hits home

Tour of burned Somerville St house hits home

Seeing and smelling the aftermath of a vicious fire hits home more than just reading about it, Dunedin woman Trudy McBride said, as she toured the charred wreck of a Somerville St home on Saturday.

Electric blanket warning after Dunedin bedroom blaze

Electric blanket warning after Dunedin bedroom blaze

The elderly owner of a Cochrane St, Dunedin, property was woken as a fire took hold in her great-grandchild's bedroom, southern region fire safety officer Stuart Ide said.

Tractor destroyed by fire

Tractor destroyed by fire

Firemen from the Balclutha Volunteer Fire Brigade extinguish the flames from a four-year-old Massey Ferguson tractor, which caught fire on Metherell's property Hillend Rd, South Otago, yesterday.

Causes of house fires still under investigation

Causes of house fires still under investigation

A fire safety investigator is still working through the causes of two accidental house fires in Dunedin in the past week.

Dream 'foretold fire in family's home'

Dream 'foretold fire in family's home'

The smell of smoke hung in the warm breeze on Somerville St, Dunedin, as Aloma Fakava remembered a dream that foretold her family's tragedy.

Kitchen fire clears resort restaurant

Kitchen fire clears resort restaurant

Queenstown firefighters had to postpone their visit to the annual Emergency Services Ball on Saturday night when a kitchen fire broke out at Botswana Butchery Restaurant.

Caravan catches fire, destroying possessions

A Queenstown man was uninjured, but left with only the shirt and trousers he was wearing when his caravan caught fire early on Saturday.

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