Avondale blaze reignites
A fire that badly damaged a house in Avondale reignited 12 hours later.
The Fire Service attended a blaze on the corner of Ruahine St and Miranda St on June 26 at 11.15am, and then again at 11.20pm.
The first fire reportedly began in a bedroom at the rear of the house and was put out by midday.
Fire Service northern communications shift manager Megan Ruru said at the time that no one was hurt and everyone was accounted for.
About 12 hours later, the fire service was called to the same address for the second time that day.
A total of five crews and 20 fire fighters battled to get the blaze under control.
A Fire Service spokesman said the blaze was well involved in flames by the time they got there.
By midnight, he said the fire was under control and crews were ’’dampening down hot spots.’’
No-one was hurt in either fire.
The house on Miranda St after the first fire.