22 Jan 2014

Fire engulfs multiple shops in Invercargill

8:34 am on 22 January 2014

A group of shops in Invercargill has suffered damage after a fire on Wednesday morning.

The Fire Service says it received multiple calls about 4am about a group of shops on fire at the intersection of Chelmsford and Salford Streets.

It says when firefighters arrived more than half the shops were well-involved in fire.

A second alarm was transmitted and off-duty and volunteer firefighters also turned up to help get the fire under control.

No people are believed to have been in the buildings.

A fire investigator will be on the scene later on Wednesday morning.