Hurford Rd house fire

Last updated 08:02 09/09/2012

Relevant offers

A house fire on Hurford Rd last night was called in when a passersby spotted in from the road.

Senior station officer Steve Dombroski said firefighters were called to the property about 8pm.

"The house was fairly well involved when we got there," he said.

"It was contained to the kitchen roof and the lounge."

Mr Dombroski said 16 firefighters spent 15 minutes getting the fire under control, but spent much longer dampening down hot spots.

Investigations into the exact cause of the fire are continuing but Mr Dombroski said it appeared the mains power cable had arced up and set the house alight.

"The cable has been blown right off the house," he said.

"So that's where we are investigating at the moment."

No one was in the house at the time of the fire.

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki Daily News

Special offers
Opinion poll

Is high tea at a funeral parlour your cup of tea?

Yes, it's fun and even educational.

Hmmm, I don't object but it's not for me.

No, it's macabre and in bad taste.

Over my dead body ...

Vote Result

Related story: High tea... in a funeral parlour

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Follow the Taranaki Daily News on Twitter

Get Taranaki's frequent news and sport updates

TDN North Taranaki Midweek

The North Taranaki Midweek's online

Get your mid week news fix

TDN South Taranaki Star

South Taranaki Star online

Get your South Taranaki news online