Fire at college

Wanaka Fire Brigade members were called to extinguish a small fire in the boiler room of Mt Aspiring College yesterday morning.

Three fires in vehicles

Dunedin police are investigating two suspicious car fires in Dunedin at the weekend.

Luck on side of fire-threatened Dunedin family

Luck on side of fire-threatened Dunedin family

A young Ravensbourne family are counting their lucky stars after firefighters stopped a hedge fire as it came within moments of setting their wooden villa alight.

School fires highlight need for sprinklers - Fire Service

Kerikeri High School would have suffered significantly less fire damage from a blaze at the weekend and would have reopened today had a sprinkler system been installed, says a Fire Service commander.

Blaze destroys roof of Rolleston house

A Canterbury house had its roof destroyed by a fire today.

Police suspect firebug after second Levin blaze

Police suspect an arsonist has been targeting empty houses on a plot of land in Levin, following a second suspicious blaze last night.

Free electric blanket checks

Free electric blanket checks

If paying to have an electric blanket checked has been a financial barrier, then the New Zealand Fire Service is offering to do it free of charge.

Man loses everything in house fire

Man loses everything in house fire

Balclutha man Colin Melvin has lost everything in a fire which gutted his Cromer St house early on Saturday.

Woman wakes to smoke-filled house

An early-morning fire in a Roxburgh house yesterday burned through the floor to the basement, only metres from a large stack of firewood.

BOP fire victim named

Police have named an elderly man with restricted mobility who died after a house fire in the eastern Bay of Plenty this week.

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