6 Aug 2015

Five injured in fire started by electric blanket

6:39 am on 6 August 2015

Five people, most of them children, were taken to hospital after a fire in Auckland believed to have been started by an electric blanket.

The Fire Service was called just after 4am today to a small fire in Manurewa.

Firefighters found all eight people in the house had got out safely.

The occupants taken to hospital had minor injuries.