Digger goes up in flames

By Alison King

5 comments
Fire crews attend a front end loader fire at the Waipa Mill near Rotorua. Photo / SNPA / Peter Graney.
Fire crews attend a front end loader fire at the Waipa Mill near Rotorua. Photo / SNPA / Peter Graney.

A digger at the Waiariki Institute of Technology's Waipa campus caught fire today.

No one was in the digger, said manufacturing and construction head of department John Kelly.

When the Rotorua Daily Post arrived at the scene the digger was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters quickly had the blaze under control as staff and students watched on from about 30m away.

The blaze happened about 3.15pm.

- Rotorua Daily Post

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 27 Sep 2016 04:25:28 Processing Time: 357ms