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Vehicle fire on Crown Range

The Wānaka App

Sue Wards

20 March 2024, 4:04 AM

Vehicle fire on Crown Range A mechanical issue appears to have caused the fire.

Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) responded to a car fire at the summit of the Crown Range this afternoon (Wednesday March 20).


A FENZ spokesperson told the Wānaka App the call - made by the owner of the vehicle - was received about 2.30pm.



“We responded with crews from Arrowtown and Frankton,” she said.


The cause of the fire appeared to be a mechanical issue and there were no injuries reported.



The car fire spread to a small amount of surrounding vegetation, resulting in about 80 square metres of fire.


The fire was extinguished by about 4pm.


IMAGE/VIDEO: Tyson Walker