One person taken to hospital as Dunedin home burns

2019-06-11 20:08:43

A person has been taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation following a "well ablaze" house fire in Dunedin.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at a house in Stoutgate near Moana Pool in Roslyn about 5.50am on Wednesday.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman Andrew Norris said the two-storey house was "well ablaze" when four crews from Dunedin central, St Kilda, Roslyn and Willowbank arrived.

He said about 16 firefighters were on site "working to contain the fire" at its peak. The fire was extinguished shortly after 6.30am.

Early reports suggested one person was in the home at the time of the blaze. Norris said the person was taken to Dunedin Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

St John spokesman Gerard Campbell said a person was taken to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.

The cause of the blaze was yet to be determined but it was not considered suspicious.

Norris said two crews remained at the scene just before 8am. They were dampening down hotspots and investigating the cause of the blaze, he said.

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