Electrical fault at rest-home sparks callout

Six fire appliances, an electrician and Delta personnel were called to an aged residential care facility in the Dunedin suburb of Kew on Saturday night.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said emergency services were alerted to the smell of "electrical burning" about 7.30pm at St Andrew's Home and Hospital, in Easther Cres.

"A search of the ceiling cavity found an electrical fault and slight burning to a timber stud.

"It was extinguished and an electrician was brought in."

No-one was injured in the incident, he said. 

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