Mosgiel car fire not suspicious

Firefighters extinguish a car fire in Mosgiel’s industrial area yesterday afternoon after a large column of black smoke spurred calls to emergency services.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said two crews, from Lookout Point and Mosgiel, attended after receiving several 111 calls about a large fire near Gow St, at 1.05pm.

As firefighters approached the scene they saw a car that was up against a commercial building and on fire.

PHOTOS: MERV CHAVE/

GREGOR RICHARDSON
PHOTOS: MERV CHAVE/ GREGOR RICHARDSON

It appeared the blaze was escalating quickly so they called for two more crews, one of which was later stood down, he said.

The road was closed by police and there were no reports of any injuries.

A fire investigator later attended the scene and while a cause had not been determined at that stage, it was not suspicious, the spokesman said.

A photographer at the scene said the car was down the back of the building, which appeared to have some fire damage. 

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