House blaze drill for firefighters (slideshow)


Queenstown and Frankton volunteer firefighters put their blaze-battling skills to the test with a practice house burn yesterday (Sunday). 

About 30 locals were involved in burning down a derelict three-bedroom Frankton Road cottage. 

The rooms – which had been cleaned up and reinforced with materials donated from Placemakers – were slowly torched before the house was left to burn to the ground in the afternoon.