Kōrero: Fires and fire services

Sprott House fire

Sprott House fire

A fire at Sprott House rest home in Karori, Wellington in 1969 nearly gutted the building. Thirteen residents, all elderly women, were rescued, but seven died. This disaster led to a tightening of the regulations to require sprinklers, automatic alarms and evacuation schemes in institutions such as rest homes and hospitals.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Gavin Mclean, Fires & Firefighting. Wellington: Grantham House, 1992, p.114

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Towards a national fire service', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21877/sprott-house-fire (accessed 24 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 24 Jun 2024