Toilet fire at University causes major call-out

Emergency services were called to a toilet fire at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokeswoman said an alarm activation called crews to an area of the University about 8.05pm.

The cause was a small fire in a toilet, which was "easily extinguished", she said.

Crews from Willowbank, St Kilda and Dunedin City attended the incident, which was a standard response for the University.

A fire investigator was trying to determine the source, she said. 

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