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Embers from fire pit linked to large Dunedin house fire – Stuff.co.nz

Blaze that destroyed Dunedin home and led to evacuations of nearby houses may have been ignited by embers from a neighbour’s fire pit.

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A blaze that destroyed a Dunedin home and led to evacuations of nearby houses may have been ignited by embers from a neighbour’s fire pit.
About 25 people and their pets were evacuated from a dozen homes after the house on Beaconsfield Rd, near the Otago Harbour, caught alight at about 4.30pm on Saturday.
Specialist fire investigator Marty Jillings told Stuff embers from a fire pit was one of the potential ignition sources under investigation. The fire was not suspicious, he said.
The family who…

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