Man, children flee house fire

A man and two children had to flee their home when it went up in flames in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere yesterday. File photo / NZ Herald
A man and two children had to flee their home when it went up in flames in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere yesterday. File photo / NZ Herald

A man and two children fled for their lives when their home went up in flames in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere yesterday.

The 20-year-old man, eight-year-old boy and four-year-old girl were admitted to hospital suffering from suspected smoke inhalation.

Firefighters arrived at the Raleigh Place houses about 2.15pm, where a neighbour was keeping the fire at bay with a garden hose, senior station officer Bruno Saathof told Hawke's Bay Today.

The rented property suffered extensive damage.

Neighbours said the family was now staying with relatives.

- NZPA

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