24 Dec 2011

Fire leads to rest home evacuation

6:39 pm on 24 December 2011

Residents at a Taupo rest home were evacuated for a time on Saturday afternoon after a minor fire at the home.

The elderly residents were evacuated from the Liston Heights Village just after 4.20pm after what the fire service says was an electrical fire.

A spokesperson says the evacuation was a precaution.

Six fire trucks attended the scene but the fire was quickly put out.