Train delayed by fire

A house bus caught fire in Oamaru last night, leading to a train in the area having to delay its journey.

Firefighters were called to the scene about 6.50pm and the fire was "well involved" when they got there, a Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokeswoman said.

A fire investigator had been asked to look into the cause, she said.

The fire was near railway tracks and a train in the vicinity had to pause while firefighters carried out their work.