27 Feb 2012

Toddler saved from burning house

1:56 pm on 27 February 2012

Quick action by a Palmerston North man has been credited with saving the life of 16-month-old girl who was inside a burning house.

The fire broke out at the property at about 7am on Monday.

Palmerston North fire officer Kerry Williams, who attended the call-out, says the child was rescued by a man who lived in a sleepout at the back of the property.

"We arrived probably about a minute after he got the child out of the room and I think that minute quite probably made the difference.

"Within another minute that room would have been unsurvivable, for sure."