Blazing tea towels
Tea towels left on top of a pizza oven have been blamed for starting a fire at Paihia restaurant Charlotte’s Kitchen. The Paihia Fire Brigade was called when smoke alarms were triggered at about 3.30am on Saturday, firefighters finding the building full of smoke but otherwise undamaged. The tea towels burst into flames when they were taken outside. The Kerikeri brigade was also called out but was not required.