Lambs' tails and transformer problem create headaches

The product was just as high quality as ever but a transformer problem had us cooling our heels at the paper until Eastland Network staff nailed it.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house in Karamu Street in Elgin yesterday afternoon after smoke from a lambs tails fire in the backyard was spotted by someone who called 111.

Fire and Emergency NZ sent two appliances to the property at 3.20am.

“It came in as a structure fire, but when we got there it was just a family group cooking a couple of dozen lambs tails in a small fire pit in their yard,” a senior firefighter said.

“Everything appeared safe and we allowed them to continue with their cooking.”

Firefighters said the residents assured them the fire would be put out once they had finished cooking the tails.

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Firefighters were called to the transformer problem that cut power to parts of the Gisborne CBD yesterday morning.

More than 150 central city consumers were affected by the outage.

“The transformer was in the Childers Road, near Peel Street,” a senior firefighter said.

“People we spoke to described hearing a loud bang but there was no evidence of a fire when we got there.

“We isolated the immediate area round the transformer and stood by until Eastland Network staff arrived.”

Power was restored to most places within 45 minutes and a generator was installed until all consumers were back on supply.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a house in Karamu Street in Elgin yesterday afternoon after smoke from a lambs tails fire in the backyard was spotted by someone who called 111.

Fire and Emergency NZ sent two appliances to the property at 3.20am.

“It came in as a structure fire, but when we got there it was just a family group cooking a couple of dozen lambs tails in a small fire pit in their yard,” a senior firefighter said.

“Everything appeared safe and we allowed them to continue with their cooking.”

Firefighters said the residents assured them the fire would be put out once they had finished cooking the tails.

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Firefighters were called to the transformer problem that cut power to parts of the Gisborne CBD yesterday morning.

More than 150 central city consumers were affected by the outage.

“The transformer was in the Childers Road, near Peel Street,” a senior firefighter said.

“People we spoke to described hearing a loud bang but there was no evidence of a fire when we got there.

“We isolated the immediate area round the transformer and stood by until Eastland Network staff arrived.”

Power was restored to most places within 45 minutes and a generator was installed until all consumers were back on supply.

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