A fire investigator is trying to establish why a mobile home was destroyed by a blaze at Russell's Top 10 Holiday Park today.

Russell fire chief Jake Miller said the alarm was raised about 11.15am. Two volunteer crews saved a nearby workshop shed but the trailer home was razed.

No was injured in the fire, he said.

It was unclear what had caused the blaze so a fire investigator was due to inspect the remains this afternoon. An electrical fault is one of the possibilities being considered.


It is thought the mobile home served as accommodation for campground staff.

At the height of the blaze, about 11.30am, a pall of black smoke could be seen over the town from as far away as the Waitangi Golf Course.