Fire reports not serious
Far North fire services were called out on two alarms yesterday, although neither proved serious on closer inspection. Around 4.30pm fire crews and appliances from Kaeo, Kerikeri and Mangonui responded to a report a house was on fire at the Whangaroa Health site in Kaeo. It turned out to be a smoking motor in a washing machine. A report of a structure fire in Kaikohe at midday turned out to be the battery from a cellphone catching light and setting off a smoke alarm.