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Mattress fire at Invercargill rest home

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/03/2017

A fire in a bedroom at an Invercargill rest home forced the evacuation of 29 residents.

A dozen firefighters were called to the fire at Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home shortly before midnight on Saturday after a fire started in a mattress.

The fire was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system.

One resident was treated for burns but was not taken to hospital.

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