Home destroyed by fire - Otahuhu
"Home destroyed by fire - Otahuhu"
Police are assisting
the Fire service in Otahuhu where a house has been
completely destroyed by fire. Four young children and one
adult have been accounted for, with no serious
Preliminary investigation of the scene suggests
that the fire started as a result of children playing with
matches inside the house.
Police say while the home is
completely destroyed, the outcome could have been a lot
worse and all five people are lucky to have escaped the
The incident highlights the importance of ensuring
matches and lighters are always kept out of reach of
children. Police ask that homeowners take the opportunity
to ensure smoke detectors are working and are fitted
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