Tears after fire in Andersons Bay

Two women escaped from a burning Andersons Bay home as smoke billowed from its doors and windows this afternoon.

Firefighters quickly contained the blaze at a house on Puketai St, which is off Highcliff Rd, after arriving about 2.50pm but not before it caused significant damage to one side of the house.

The fire started after a compost pile next to the house caught alight and spread to the house.

Dunedin firefighters battle a blaze on Puketai St. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Dunedin firefighters battle a blaze on Puketai St. Photo: Gregor Richardson

An occupant told the Otago Daily Times ash had been disposed of in the compost pile some days ago.

Another occupant was seen in tears outside the house.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said two appliances were called to the blaze.

The blaze was small, he said.

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