Residents injured fighting Titahi Bay blaze

Last updated 17:49 23/12/2012

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Two people have been taken to hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation after a garage at a Titahi Bay home went up in flames today.

Emergency services were called to a Moki Street address about 3.30pm, and the fire was ''well involved'', incident controller senior station officer Steve Mackle said.

When the occupants at the home tried to put the fire out, one received minor burns and three suffered smoke inhalation. Two were taken to hospital for treatment.

Firefighters had initial concerns that toxic substances were involved, but that was soon ruled out.

The garage, believed to be used as storage for an appliance repair business, was filled to the roof with whiteware, such as washing machines and driers.

Then when firefighters were trying to move the stacked appliances to put out the fire, one was hit by a falling washing machine and received minor bruising, Mr Mackle said.

It was unknown what caused the fire, until further investigations were carried out.

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- The Dominion Post

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