Uninhabited house on fire in Gate Pa

Fire fighters extinguishing a fire at an uninhabited house in Ward Street, Gate Pa. Video/Photo: Josh Roser.

Fire emergency services are attending the fire of an uninhabited house in Gate Pa.

Fire and Emergency NZ shift manager Josh Pennefather says they received a call to a house fire at a property in Ward Street at approximately 4.10pm.

"The fire was well involved on arrival," says Josh. "It's an uninhabited two-storey house.

"We sent three fire trucks."

Fire fighters contained the fire to the one property.

Police say that the house is reportedly a vacant property.

"It sounds like there may have previously been fires at the same house," says a Police spokesperson.

A SunLive reader and local resident at the scene also says that the house has had a previous fire.

"FENZ has requested Council assistance with traffic control," says a Police spokesperson.

FENZ shift manager Josh Pennefeather says a decision about a fire investigator attending the scene has not yet been made.

"The fire has been extinguished and we are working on hot spots at the moment."

At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email newsroom@thesun.co.nz

The house on fire in Ward Street, Gate Pa. Photo: Supplied.

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