NEWS

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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Grinch arsonist suspected in Christmas tree fire at Porirua North City mall

    Police are investigating a suspected arson after a fire at Porirua’s North City shopping centre forced the evacuation of the entire mall on Friday afternoon. It was suspected the fire – in which no one was injured – … Continue reading

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Holiday weekend hell: SH1 closed north of Wellington

Hopes of escaping the capital early for the long weekend have been dashed with State Highway 1 on the Kapiti Coast now not set to re-open before 8pm. The NZTA said due to the dangerous materials spilled, extraction of the … Continue reading

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Summer Fire Safety Story

Summer is coming and its time to get the barbeque out for the traditional Kiwi feast. Its also time to think about summer fire safety. As the sun starts to shine, we also need to be aware of the power … 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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Unattended cooking possible cause of housing unit fire in Porirua

Unattended cooking could be responsible for a fire that “burnt out” a second-storey housing unit in Porirua. Fire and Emergency Services NZ were called to what started as a kitchen fire in a two-storey block of four, understood to belong to Housing NZ, along … 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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