No smoke alarms
Three men are lucky to be alive after a fire in a Mt Eden apartment. The fire service was called to the Wynyard Rd property at 10.30am on June 22. It took an hour to get the blaze under control. The apartment was severely damaged and two men were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, station officer Bruce Dodd says. The fire is believed to have been started by a heater, he says. There were also no working smoke alarms in the apartment where three men were sleeping when the fire broke out.