8 Apr 2024

Auckland lodge investigated after Loafers Lodge fire

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 8 April 2024

A central Auckland lodge decimated by a fire was among 37 boarding houses investigated after the Loafers Lodge fire in Wellington.

Ten people were evacuated from Parnell's City Garden Lodge yesterday afternoon, and some scrambled out of the building's windows to escape.

The lodge is one of about 160 buildings used for transient accommodation, despite not having a reliable fire escape route.

Lucy Xia has more.