Fires

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.

Whangarei arson conviction quashed

A Whangarei man found guilty at a third trial of an arson attack at his former workplace has had his convictions quashed.

Six-year-old boy killed in fire named

A six-year-old boy who died after a fire gutted his family home in Wanganui last night has been named.

Remote BOP fire victim had mobility problems

An elderly man with restricted mobility is dead after a fatal house fire in the eastern Bay of Plenty yesterday.

Blazing fruit store, burgled tobacconist

Blazing fruit store, burgled tobacconist

• At 4 o'clock yesterday morning a fire occurred at South Dunedin, by which two shops and a dwelling were practically gutted.

The alarm was given from near the Kensington overbridge, and the fire proved to be in a two-storeyed wooden building in King Edward Street.

Remote BOP fire claims one life

One person is dead following a house fire in a remote settlement in the eastern Bay of Plenty this afternoon.

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