18 Sep 2011

No power at neighbour's after house fire next door

9:55 pm on 18 September 2011

People living next to a house destroyed by fire in central Wellington say they still have no power and are not expecting it to be restored until early this week.

The fire on Allenby Terrace on Wednesday could be seen across the city.

The property had been occupied by squatters.

Leo Carter, a man who lives in a house nearby, says he and his flatmates spent a night away and are now being given confusing messages by Wellington City Council and the Fire Service as to whether it is safe to be in the house.