Masterton garden centre catches fire

Last updated 12:39 03/02/2013

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

Relevant offers


Financial adviser acquitted of assaulting former cricket mate during beach weekend Disabled man who cannot stop eating fighting for more support Wellington and Wairarapa bracing for gales and rain 'Not my smartest decision': teen who stole morphine from ambulance Wairarapa train commuters hit with 80 minute delays Convicted killer Phillip John Smith faces up to five more years in jail without parole Record number of patient complaints over public healthcare Vineyard flying squad of NZ falcons celebrates first year Prominent financial adviser denies assaulting former mate on lads' weekend Well-behaved revellers stay relatively dry as Martinborough gets Toasting

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




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