Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Teens abandon BBQ causing fire at Dunedin church

Monday, April 12th, 2021

A group of teens built a campfire and started to cook sausages on the grounds of First Church In Dunedin. They fled at the first sign of trouble, leaving the fire unattended and the sausages to burn. The communications adviser said it was definitely one of the more bizarre things she had seen in the Read more

Erstwhile seminary destroyed by fire

Monday, July 15th, 2019
holy name seminary

Antonio Hall in Christchurch has been destroyed by fire. For three decades it housed Holy Name Seminary.  More than 50 firefighters spent hours trying to save the building on Riccarton Rd after a “significant” fire erupted about 5.20pm on Friday. Catholic Diocese of Christchurch bishop’s pastoral office director Mike Stopforth said the diocese used the building as Read more

Arson at Sea of Galilee loaves and fishes church

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

A church at the site where Jesus is believed to have fed 5000 people with five loaves and two fish has been badly damaged by fire. Fires were lit on June 17 in the monastery section of the Church of the Multiplication, in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee. Israeli police said it was arson. Read more

Fire extensively damages Taranaki Catholic church

Monday, January 6th, 2014

A fire, yesterday, extensively damaged St Philomenia’s Catholic Church in New Plymouth. The fire has devastated the community, Parish chairman Collin Fromont said. Mr Fromont said he had not seen the inside of the building, but its roof had been destroyed. “It’s a great family parish we have at Philomena so it’s not just going to Read more

College in Rarotonga destroyed by fire for 2nd time

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A fire at Nukutere College in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands’ only Catholic secondary school, has destroyed five classrooms, three resource rooms, a science lab, the tuck-shop and a store. This is the second time in 8 years that the College has been damaged by fire. Approximately two thirds of the College teaching space and most Read more