Posts Tagged ‘ Raynes Rd fire ’

Motorsport dream gone in fire

Mar 13th, 2018 | By

A bag of tools, a car jack and some parts are all that’s left of Terry Mead’s fledgling motorsport dream.

He’d grabbed them from his workshop on Thursday morning to go to Paeroa and get car parts.

By the end of the day, his workshop, at a row of Raynes Road commercial units was engulfed in an inferno. He’d only been there for four weeks.

Major loss in huge blasts, fire

Mar 9th, 2018 | By

Explosions and a massive plume of black smoke signalled a major fire at the Raynes Rd premises of Penguin Pools last night.

Fire and Emergency arrived at the scene, near Hamilton Airport, at 7.07pm and battled throughout the night to control the fire. The building housed swimming pools and hay bales.

Tamahere local Rory Forde was on site working for agricultural company, Finch Contracting, and his quick actions saved a tractor from the inferno.