Northland fire: Six crews battle blaze in Springfield, near Ruakaka


A house and garage in Springfield, near Whangārei, was well involved when fire crews arrived. (File photo)

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A house and garage in Springfield, near Whangārei, was well involved when fire crews arrived. (File photo)

Six Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) crews from around Northland descended on a house fire to battle flames of up to 20 metres.

Firefighters from Whangārei, Ruakaka and Portland rushed to Price Rd in Springfield shortly after 8pm on Friday to find a house and garage well involved with fire.

“The flames were 10 x 20 metres when crews arrived,” FENZ shift manager Daniel Nicholson said.

All occupants of the house managed to escape, and no-one was injured, he said.

As of 10pm, the flames were extinguished, but crews remained to dampen down hotspots.

Nicholson said a fire investigator had been called to the scene, but the incident had not been classified as suspicious.

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