• Patrick McBride

Christmas Burnouts

Fire crews around the Grey District have been put to the test in recent days with properties going up in flames.

Aotearoa Natives lost their Gang House on Thompson Street. The house was well ablaze by the time crews arrived and damage was caused to a neighboring property. Police are treating it as suspicious.

It was a lucky escape for man and dog in a rented Willis Street property this week. Two dozen firefighters attended with fire and police investigating.

A new family to the Coast lost everything in a fire on High Street which is believed to have started in the kitchen.

A Runanga house was also destroyed this month which pointed to a faulty hot water cylinder.

During October crews attended the Karoro Learning grounds which was the former Intermediate School in yet another suspicious blaze.