26 Jul 2010

Invercargill factory owners 'devastated' by fire

12:08 pm on 26 July 2010

Part of the Invercargill brick and tile factory destroyed in a blaze had only recently been rebuilt after an earlier fire, the Fire Service says.

Assistant area commander Julian Tohiariki says the owners of the Southtile factory at Lorneville are devastated by the fire, one of the biggest in Invercargill in recent years.

Investigators looking for the cause of Sunday's blaze are focusing on the kiln area, he says.

The factory employed about 10 workers.