Blaze at valley house

Emergency services follow up yesterday after a house fire in North East Valley, Dunedin, on Thursday night.

The fire was in Rhodes Tce, about 10.35pm.

Firefighting crews found the fire "well involved" when they got there, Fire and Emergency New Zealand reported.

Police were called because of initial concerns there might have been people at the property.

However, the occupants were later located safe and well, a police spokeswoman said.

There was no indication the fire was suspicious, but inquiries were ongoing, she said.

North East Valley resident Laura Hudson said the sound of many sirens from vehicles going down North Rd got her out of bed to the "terrible sight of flames in the valley".

"There must have been at least eight emergency vehicles responding," she said.

"It was a relief when the flames finally subsided." 



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