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Fire Damaged Home, Open to the Public

Jun 27, 2020
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Fire and Emergency New Zealand is holding an Open Home at the scene of a house fire in 3 Lyon Street, Invercargill.

Senior Firefighter Bradley May says that the Open home on Sunday 28 th June from 11am till 3pm is a good opportunity for the public to see the devastating impact of a house fire.

The fire occurred when a 9-year old child set fire to a bed while playing with a lighter. Two rooms were damaged by the fire and the rest of the house sustained significant smoke damage.

Importantly the family had working smoke alarms, and everyone got out safely.

Bradley says, “People often don’t realise just how quickly a fire spreads and the need to prepare their families for what to do in the event of a fire”.

“By seeing the results of a fire first hand and talking to Fire and Emergency they can learn valuable information about preventing fires and planning to escape from fires.”

Fire and Emergency will take families through the house showing them significant points of interest like where and how the fire started, how damage could have been reduced and the impact of smoke and flames.

Fire safety information will be available for people to take away. “We hope that by holding this Open Home we can prevent fires like this happening to other
families.”

Time: Sunday 28 th June 2020 – 11am till 3pm

Location: 3 Lyon Street, Invercargill

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