Close es­cape

Central Leader - - News -

A fam­ily es­caped un­hurt from a fire which en­gulfed a Mt Roskill home last week.

The Hous­ing New Zealand prop­erty on Carr Rd was gut­ted in the blaze at 1pm on Tues­day.

A cou­ple and their three­year-old nephew were home when the fire be­gan in a bed­room.

They say they dis­cov­ered the fire af­ter smelling smoke from the room.

They be­gan a fran­tic search for the boy, but he was found safe in an­other part of the house.

Fire Ser­vice sta­tion of­fi­cer Frank Walsh says the fire was well alight when crews ar­rived.

The cause of the fire is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

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