Hay shed catches fire near Momona

Firefighters are battling a shed fire in Dunedin this morning.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said they received a call to a shed on fire on Centre Rd, near Momona, about 6.20am.

Two appliances, from Outram and Mosgiel, and a tanker from Waihola were sent to the blaze.

The shed, about 10 meters by 4 meters, was well-involved in fire —  he said.

‘‘It appears it was a hay shed.

‘‘[Firefighters] were using hose reels and breathing apparatus to fight the fire.’’

A tractor was used to pull the hay out of the shed and dampen the fire, he said.

Firefighters remained at the scene, but the fire was under control and no other buildings were threatened.







Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter