Masterton garden centre catches fire

Last updated 12:39 03/02/2013
FIREXS
PIERS FULLER/Fairfax NZ

HOSING DOWN: Firefighters battle a large blaze at a garden centre in Masterton.

Relevant offers

Wairarapa

Wairarapa could hold super-city back: Porirua mayor Nick Leggett DHB to get own health boss after trial cops flak Two chief executives again for Wairarapa, Hutt Valley DHBs Featherston couple top dairy awards Francis: Wairarapa needs collective approach Medical specialists say privatising lab services lack robust financial analysis All Black legend puts the boot into super-city Mayors: We're off super-city radar 'Broken leg' death inquiry challenged Wairarapa Balloon Festival takes off

Heavy black smoke billowed from a garden centre this afternoon as firefighters battle a blaze in Masterton.

Emergency services were called to the fire at Garden Barn on High St about midday. An eye witness said a shed at the garden centre was on fire.

"There's black smoke pouring, pouring, pouring out of it and flames as well. They are putting quite a bit of water on it so it must be quite a large a building."

Fire spokesperson Murray Dunbar said 20 firefighters and five fire trucks atttended the scene.

The fire is now out, but one fire truck remains at the scene to ensure it does not reignite. 

The fire did not threaten any houses, Mr Dunbar said. 

 

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content