Fire

Smoke detectors likely to have saved life

A man and his dog are lucky to be alive after a fire broke out at his Oamaru home on Thursday night. Emergency services arrived...

Warning as dry, windy conditions fuel rural fires

Dry and windy conditions have been a large factor in two rural fires that broke out in North Otago yesterday. Two fires ignited scrub yesterday...

New hay family rises from ashes

The creators of Kurow's iconic hay family are not letting fire stop their fun. The Slee family, responsible for creating the hay family, have already...

Fire service monitors region

A light smattering of rain in North Otago yesterday dampened conditions around the region but fire service personnel say things are drier than this...

Major blaze averted

A major fire at the Cape Wanbrow reserve has been narrowly averted, according to loggers working at the site. Brian and Daniel Presnall arrived at...

Road crash rescue teams in town

Road crash rescue will be centre stage this Saturday when seven teams from the United Fire Brigade Association (region four) roll into town. Oamaru will...

MP supports merger plan

Plans to work towards the amalgamation of six rural fire authorities have been welcomed by Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean. The proposal could see Otago's six...

Fire blaze outcome narrowly missed

Investigations are continuing into a suspicious fire on Wharfe St yesterday morning. At about 4am a tree was set alight and there was also a...

Quiet winter for Rural Fire

It has been a quiet winter so far for Waitaki Rural Fire, but people are still burning rubbish in drums in Oamaru.   Pick up a...

Life-saving actions earn bravery awards

Efforts by two Oamaru men to save a Waikouaiti couple trapped in a crashed and burning car near Oamaru in 2008, have been recognised...

Quick work saves sister

Ten-year-old Oamaru boy Aljay Rankin is being praised for his clear thinking and quick action in saving his sister and home from a potentially...

Quick work saves sister

Ten-year-old Oamaru boy Aljay Rankin is being praised for his clear thinking and quick action in saving his sister and home from a potentially...
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