Author Archives: Porirua Fire Fighter

Fire closes State Highway 1 Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki

The scrub fire on the hill above State Highway 1 north of Wellington has been put out. The fire on Monday night had closed the road between Pukerua Bay and Paekākāriki. The closure remained in place, but it was understood … Continue reading

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Fire in the laundry at The Lodge, Pauatahanui Inlet

Paekakariki Hill Rd was briefly shut on Monday morning as Fire and Emergency put out a fire at The Lodge at Pauatahanui Inlet. Senior station officer David Campbell said Fire and Emergency was alerted to the fire about 6am on … Continue reading

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Guess what’s likely causing domestic appliance fires? You.

You’ve heard the urban myths about domestic appliances bursting into flames and consuming their owner’s houses – but a quick look at the facts shows that the real culprit is likely to be the humans who use them. Statistics from Fire & … Continue reading

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Investigation underway after fire destroys part of Porirua shopping block

An investigation has been  launched into the cause of a late-night blaze that burnt-down a derelict part of a Porirua shopping centre. A fire investigator and a police photographer were going through the charred remains of the derelict commercial property … Continue reading

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Fire damages Porirua commercial block

The blaze caused “extensive damage” to the block on Mentor Lane, which sits behind the main Cannons Creek shops late on Sunday evening. Fire and Emergency New Zealand was alerted to the fire shortly after 11pm Sunday. More than 40 firefighters … Continue reading

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Family run maze of smoke, flames, to escape ‘beast’ of a fire that took everything

The man stood in borrowed shoes and yesterday’s clothes, and the woman sat wrapped in a blanket, crying, in a people-mover. About 100 metres away, close enough to catch the faint whiff of smoke still pouring out of it, was their home. Whatever else they lost, … Continue reading

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House significantly damaged in fire at Ascot Park in Porirua

A house fire broke out at Ascot Park in Porirua, north of Wellington, on Wednesday night. Thick black smoke has blanketed the area, and four fire crews were at the scene. A fire service spokesman said multiple calls were received … Continue reading

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Two hospitalised after car crashes through Porirua fire station door and into fire truck

JARED NICOLL Last updated 17:18, November 6 2017 Two men have been hospitalised after a car crashed into Porirua Fire Station and head-on into a fire truck. Police were called to the station on Mungavin Ave shortly before 2pm on Monday … Continue reading

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‘Big day’ as NZ’s fire services merge

It’s the beginning of a new era for firefighters around the country, with the establishment of Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). The new organisation will merge the country’s 40 rural, urban, career and volunteer fire services, and bring together … Continue reading

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‘We have nothing left’: Family fights flames but loses everything in Porirua house fire

Vasati Lopati tried desperately to beat out the flames leaping up her living room walls. Her young nieces and nephew, staying for the school holidays, ran for their lives as she fought the fire that was beginning to lick at … Continue reading

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