1 Mar 2013

Man seriously hurt in Reefton house fire

8:55 pm on 1 March 2013

A man has serious injuries after a house fire in the West Coast town of Reefton.

The Fire Service said the house was destroyed in the blaze which began just before 5am on Friday.

The house next door also caught fire before the flames could be contained.

The service said the fire spread because there is a problem with a lack of water in the area due to the dry weather.