21 Aug 2016

Two people injured in Timaru fire

3:48 pm on 21 August 2016

Two young people have been injured, one seriously, in a house fire in Timaru this morning.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in Church Street shortly before 6am.

A 19-year-old woman was flown to Christchurch Hospital with serious burns, while a 21-year-old man who suffered minor injuries was treated and discharged from hospital.

The fire, which caused extensive damage to the Church St house, was not regarded as suspicious.

The Fire Service said smoke alarms were installed in the house but not in the room where the two people were.