House fire out on Kapiti Island
A house fire was spotted on Ka¯ piti Island early on Saturday evening.
A Fire and Emergency spokeswoman said there had been no reports of injuries and the fire had been put out before crews arrived at the scene.
Dozens of emergency services — including crews from Paraparaumu, Waikanae, rural crews from Upper Hutt and a Command Unit from Wellington City — were at a staging point on Paraparaumu Beach after receiving a call at 6.30pm. Police and helicopter service also assisted.
“We’ve been told the fire happened because a chimney fire had gone through the roof escape,” the spokeswoman said. Fire and Emergency is investigating.