Family left homeless after fire

02:23, May 29 2013
TDN KAPKNGA STAND
The inside of this Kaponga home was gutted by fire last night.

A Kaponga family are homeless after their house was destroyed by fire late last night.

Firefighters were called to the scene, on Mangawhero Rd Riverlea, about 10pm last night.

Kaponga Chief Fire Officer Jason Hurley said the blaze was made harder to put out because of a false ceiling.

"The fire took hold and there is nothing left inside," Mr Hurley said.

Mr Hurley said no one was injured in the fire and working smoke alarms had saved the family.

The community has already leapt into action with offers of furniture, clothing and support. 

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