Firefighter injured in Balclutha blaze

Firefighters at the scene of the house fire in Balclutha today. Photo: John Cosgrove
Firefighters at the scene of the house fire in Balclutha today. Photo: John Cosgrove
A firefighter has been injured while attempting to control a house fire in Balclutha, South Otago.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said crews from Balclutha, Milton and Kaitangata were called to the fire in Hospital Rd at 12:45pm today.

The single-storey house was ‘‘well ablaze’’, but contained at 1.40pm, he said.

One firefighter received minor injuries at the scene and was being treated by St John ambulance.

A water tanker from Balclutha attended, along with four other fire appliances, he said.

Smoke from a blaze blankets a property in Balclutha today. Photo: John Cosgrove
Smoke from a blaze blankets a property in Balclutha today. Photo: John Cosgrove

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