At around 3.30pm on 18 November 1947 a fire broke out in Ballantynes' Department Store on the corner of Cashel Street and Colombo Street. The ensuring tragedy resulted in the deaths of 41 people...
Fire fighters and local farmers working to put out a fire caused by a burn off at the farm of J. D. Clinton in Darfield.
Fire fighters working to put out a fire caused by a burn off at the farm of J. D. Clinton in Darfield.
Fire fighters attending the fire caused by a burn off at the farm of J. D. Clinton in Darfield.
People and their vehicles in a paddock at the scene of the fire caused by a burn off at the farm of J. D. Clinton in Darfield.
J. D. Clinton drives his tractor through a gorse hedge to cut a path for the fire engine.
Firefighters removing corrugated iron roofing to extinguish a fire at the Māori Girls Hostel on the corner of Papanui Road and Webb Street. The fire broke out whilst painters were burning paint from...
The burnt remains of a house on Clifton Hill, overlooking Moncks Bay.
Firefighters attending a fire in the hold of the Maritime Explorer at Lyttelton Harbour.
The burnt remains of cars and machinery at Ladbrooks following a deliberately lit fire on the premises on Leadleys Road in Halswell.
A firefighter examines the foam covered tar refining unit at the Christchurch Gas Company plant in Waltham following a fire caused by tar being taken for testing.
Firefighters at the scene of a fire in the Riccarton Workingmens Club on Wharenui Road.
Firefighters using tools to open the roof of the Riccarton Workingmen's Club to put out a fire on the premises on Wharenui Road,
Firefighters extinguish a fire in an old house on Eaglesons Road, Halswell, as part of a training exercise.
Firefighters working to extinguish a deliberately set fire at the old grandstand at Queen Elizabeth II Park as part of a training exercise. The grandstand is being removed ahead of the Commonwealth...
The annex at the former tuberculosis sanatorium at Cashmere on fire, which was deliberately set alight to be used in a training exercise for firefighters.
The fire dying out after the former tuberculosis sanatorium at Cashmere was deliberately set alight for use in a training exercise for firefighters.
Scenes of a house on fire and being extinguished on Eaglesons Road in Halswell which was set alight as part of a firefighting practical exercise.
Views of the Crash Fire Service performing an exercise at Christchurch Airport.
Robert Morrissey looking through burnt items from the fire set by an arsonist that destroyed his shed.
Fire Damage after an arsonist sets fire to Robert Morrissey’s shed.
Robert Morrissey looking through burnt items from the fire that destroyed his shed.