North Otago wool shed destroyed by fire
A fire destroyed a wool shed and threatened to spread onto nearby vegetation at Quailburn Downs Station near Omarama on Friday morning.
Five fire crews from Twizel and Omarama attended the fire on Henburn Rd about 7.30am, but it was too late for the shed.
Southern Fire Communications shift manager Brent Dunn said the wool shed was "totally destroyed" and had fallen to the ground by the time the fire crews arrived.
Fire crews protected the nearby vegetation to stop the fire from spreading and put out the fire, which took about an hour, Dunn said.
A fire investigator was contacted and it was referred to the police for their records, but it had not been treated as suspicious, he said.