Ranfurly house fire believed sparked by diesel burner

A house in Ranfurly has been extensively damaged in a fire believed to be sparked by a diesel burner.

Ranfurly Volunteer firefighters found the two-storey Tyrone St home "well-ablaze’’ after a call from one of the occupants at 7.07am today.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said while an investigator needed to definitively determine the cause, firefighters who attended were confident the diesel burner started it.

All occupants made it out safely and the fire was brought under control by 8.50am, the spokesman said.



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