Firefighters stifle Newtown house blaze

Last updated 09:22 15/08/2014
Dominion Post

A fire broke out in a Newtown house as firefighters examine the scene.

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Fire has broken out in a house in Coromandel St, Newtown.

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A house fire that badly damaged a Newtown flat has now been put out.

Assistant area commander Paul Smith said a bystander called 111 shortly after 8am after seeing the fire in the two-storey Coromandel St house.

At the peak of the fire, 30 firefighters battled the blaze, which began in the basement and moved through the first, then second floors.

Firefighters used a chainsaw to cut the walls to get to the fire.

The house of two flats was evacuated when fire crews arrived.

Nobody was hurt, Smith said.

Final crews at the scene were being stood down at 12.30pm, a Fire Service spokesman said.

The cause of the fire was unknown. 

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