Firefighters battle Blenheim blaze

23:51, Jul 06 2014
 major house fire
ON THE SCENE: Firefighters attempt to bring a major house fire under control in Blenheim on Monday morning.

Up to 15 firefighters are tackling a house fire in Blenheim.

The blaze at a property on Alana Pl started about 10.45am this morning.

The house is totally engulfed with thick smoke and barely visible from the road.

Firefighters with breathing apparatus have climbed on​ ​to the roof, while others tackle the flames from inside.

Two firemen have emerged from the house covered in thick, black soot. Four fire appliances are at the scene.

A woman who called the emergency services said three men tried to put out the fire before firefighters arrived.

They smashed the windows and put a hose into the house, she said.

It is believed no one is in the house, however, two cats may be.


The Marlborough Express