Man seriously burned in Blenheim house fire

File photo / Steven McNicholl
File photo / Steven McNicholl

A man received serious burns in a house fire in Blenheim this afternoon.

Southern fire communications supervisor Daryl Ball said fire crews were called to the Howick Rd house at 2.20pm.

"It was going well on arrival, and on arrival they found that there was a person still in the house," he said.

The man was rescued by firefighters and taken to Wairau Hospital with serious burns.

Three fire trucks from Blenheim station and one from Renwick station attended the blaze, and a fire safety officer was still on the scene investigating the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, six fire crews are fighting a fire in a two-storey house in Wellington.

Central fire communications supervisor Belinda Beets said the fire broke out in the top level of a house in Rolleston St, Mt Cook.

One person has been treated for smoke inhalation.

The blaze was reported at 3.25pm. Six fire trucks and a command unit are still at the scene.


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