Originally written by Spectator-Observer Partnership
FIREFIGHTERS moved promptly to extinguish a fire which threatened a residence in Leura Ln, Hamilton, on Sunday.
The grass fire, which started about 12.40pm, burnt about half a hectare before being contained.
Acting Sergeant Wayne Nagorcka, of Hamilton police, said the fire “ran into the house” before being contained.
“It (the fire) had the potential to be much worse,” Acting Sgt Nagorcka said.
Hamilton, Grange and North Hamilton tankers attended the fire, which was contained about 12.48pm.
Hamilton Fire Brigade administrative support officer, Mark Dufty, said yesterday the cause of the fire was unknown.
He said brigade members also investigated possible smoke coming from a nearby residence after the grass fire had been contained.
However, the house was given the all clear by brigade members.