Whanganui Chronicle - - Front Page - Jesse King

Whanganui fire­fight­ers’ quick re­sponse helped pre­vent ma­jor dam­age after a two­s­torey St Johns Hill home caught fire.

Two fire trucks were sent to the Brassey Rd prop­erty about 8.15am yes­ter­day and sta­tion of­fi­cer Bryan Coskerie said the fire was es­ca­lat­ing when they ar­rived.

“It was just ready to de­stroy the house, so we ar­rived in a timely man­ner to pre­vent ma­jor dam­age,” he said.

“At this stage the fire dam­age is con­fined to what ap­pears to be a kitchen area. There were no per­sons present when the fire started.”

Emer­gency ser­vices were called by res­i­dents from a neigh­bour­ing prop­erty.

A fire in­ves­ti­ga­tor will ex­am­ine the scene to as­cer­tain the cause of the fire, which Coskerie said did not seem sus­pi­cious and may be at­trib­uted to an ap­pli­ance.

Whanganui fire­fight­ers were quick to put out a St John’s Hill fire yes­ter­day morn­ing.

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