28 Oct 2013

Another fire in empty Christchurch property

9:34 am on 28 October 2013

Fire has damaged an unoccupied house in Christchurch in the third such blaze in little over a day.

Three fire engines attended the blaze at Wattle Drive in New Brighton on Sunday evening.

Firefighters had been called to a blaze at a vacant property at Stour Drive, also in New Brighton, at 7am on Sunday and quickly contained the fire.

In the central city, fire broke out in an empty two-storey house in Cashel Street about 9pm on Saturday.

The Fire Service said all the houses were unoccupied because of earthquake damage.