22 Mar 2005

Supplies needed from New Zealand after Pitcairn house fire - report

9:15 am on 22 March 2005

A report on Pitcairn Island says building supplies must be sent from New Zealand after a house fire.

The home of Simon and Shirley Young has been destroyed after fire took hold of the property on Friday.

The Pitcairn Islands Study Centre reports the cause of the fire hasn't yet been established.

Members of the community, government workers and the pastor kept the fire from spreading to other parts of the small island.

The director of the study centre, Herb Ford, says supplies to replace the home must be shipped in at tremendous cost from New Zealand.