26 Dec 2018

Man taken to hospital after Ōamaru house blaze

6:42 pm on 26 December 2018

A fire that gutted an Ōamaru house this afternoon is being treated as suspicious.

The Reed Street house was extensively damaged and a man was taken to hospital with burns after the fire began at about 2.30pm.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said three fire engines and two tankers helped to tackle the blaze.

The fire also damaged a neighbouring property before it was put out an hour later.

Investigators are at the scene.