Blaze tears apart Feilding’s house

A house on Hobson Street in Feilding was destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon.

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A house on Hobson Street in Feilding was destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon.

A house in Feilding was destroyed by fire.

Firefighters were called to a blaze on Hobson St just before 2pm on Saturday.

The house was in an apartment building, but the fire did not spread to other apartments. No one was injured in the fire.

The house was ravaged by fire. The interior is blackened by flames, the windows have been shattered and part of the corrugated iron roof is deformed.

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Firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control.

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Firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control.

Feilding Fire Chief Bradley Shanks said the house was burning freely when they arrived and the fire was on a second alarm. So they called in additional resources.

Four fire engines, including one from Bunnythorpe and one from Milson in Palmerston North, were present along with an operational support vehicle.

“The fire was brought under control fairly quickly and most of the time he was fixing it, making sure the fire was properly put out,” Shanks said.

He said the property was being renovated and no one was inside the house.

“It’s lucky that it’s during the day and that there are a lot of people.”

A fire department investigator was looking for the cause of the fire.

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