17 Sep 2012

Man seriously hurt in house fire

3:41 pm on 17 September 2012

A man in his fifties is in the intensive care unit of Gisborne Hospital after fire destroyed his home at Te Karaka, west of the city, on Sunday night.

The Fire Service says the man was helped from the burning house by neighbours, and taken to hospital by St John Ambulance suffering from moderate to serious smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire, which started at about 9pm, is still to be determined.