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It was a horror night on the job for fire crews.

Two killed in house fires overnight

It was a horror night on the job for fire crews.

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Fires could be banned as temperatures soar

Most parts of the country are already at high fire risk.

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Man seriously injured in Piha house fire

The two-storey house is well ablaze.

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3 firefighters injured in Ashburton fire

50 firefighters were battling the massive blaze.

Three firefighters were taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Three fire fighters injured in Ashburton blaze

Fire tore through a processing plant on Monday night.

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Dunedin woman gets trapped waist-deep in mud

The fire service has issued a warning for people to be careful, as they "could sink like it's quicksand".

Neighbours were alerted by the sleeping man's blaring smoke alarm.

Sleeping man rescued from smoke-filled house

The fire service says it's an important reminder not to drink and fry.

Auckland, New Zealand - May 29, 2013: Students walks past the University of Auckland on May 29, 2013. It's the largest university in the country, and was ranked 82nd worldwide in the 2011 QS World University Rankings.

Large liquid nitrogen spill at University of Auckland

Thirteen fire trucks attended the spill

Waitakere Ranges

Tramper falls off west Auckland cliff

The Fire Service has dispatched a rope-rescue team to the Waitakeres.

Sacred Heart Girls' College in Hamilton.

Fire rips through Hamilton high school

It's believed fireworks may to be blame.

The injured person and dog were rescued from the same room.

One person in a critical condition after house fire

A dog was rescued from the same property in Tokoroa.

They lured firefighters and police into a trap then shot at them.

Huntly teenagers attack emergency services with fireworks

They lured firefighters and police into a trap - then shot at them.

Four fire trucks responded to the blaze, which destroyed a unit.

Fire breaks out on Auckland's North Shore

Four fire trucks responded to the blaze, which destroyed a unit.

Sockburn fire

One person in hospital after Christchurch fire

Three crews are at the scene on Racecourse Road

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Christchurch home destroyed in overnight blaze

Fire crews were called to the blaze on MacCaulay St in Addington around 2:25am.

He says the Fire service's response on the day was "appalling."

Port Hills review a 'whitewash' - resident

He says the Fire service's response on the day was "appalling."

"We look back to understand and improve, not blame," Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

Fire service not prepared for Port Hills fire - review

"We look back to understand and improve, not blame," Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

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Family make lucky escape from house fire

Two Invercargill houses went up in flames overnight.

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Southland fire crews battling out-of-control burn-off

More than 1000 hectares of land has been burned near Te Anau, and some businesses affected.

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Spate of fires overnight

South Island firefighters were kept busy, battling three blazes.