Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Big Suspicious Blaze in Christchurch

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Two firefighters have been injured battling a suspicious blaze in an industrial area of Addington, Christchurch overnight Wednesday.

It is believed the fire started when sparking 66 000 volt cables caused several gas cylinders to explode at the Milton substation at around 11pm Wednesday. A ute near by went up in flames and police evacuated the area, including a nearby pub.

Four engines battled the fire and it took about an hour and a half to bring it under control.

The fire caused power outages in the suburbs of Sydenham, Beckenham and Addington but all power has now been restored. Around 10,000 customers were affected. One firefighter remains in hospital in a stable condition. The other was released at about 3am.

Police and fire safety officers will investigate the blaze on Thursday.


  1. I suspect that the fire was quite a suspicious fire,because not 1 but2 fire fighters were injured.Maybe the fire was lit on purpose ,well that's what I think.If you see or smell smoke you should STOP DROP AND ROLL.

  2. Thats a great comment. STOP DROP AND ROLL is good advice. Please remember to leave your name, written under your comment :0)

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