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No one hurt; but devastating fire

At 12:33pm on Saturday, 16 December Cooks Beach Fire Brigade responded to a house fire. On arrival the house was fully involved and the Brigade immediately called for more resources. More than 40 firemen were involved from Cooks Beach, Hahei, Whitianga, Tairua, Pauanui and Whangamata. Cooks Beach Chief Fire Officer, Brayden Jack, had charge of the fire with support from commanders in Hamilton.’

As of Saturday, the day of, the cause of the fire is unknown, Fire and Emergency New Zealand staff are investigating. Claims that a hybrid car being charged started the fire were dispelled by fire staff.

At one stage they had a total of four houses to deal with.

“Unfortunately, we could not save the main property. We did save three houses. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to the family who lost their home.”

Brayden Jack expresses his gratitude: I would like to thank all the brigades who attended; your professionalism, training and teamwork was second to none. I would like to make a special thank you to all the ex-fire fighters and current, serving fire staff on holiday who came to help. Waiting for the other crews to turn up would have seemed even longer without you. The Cooks Beach crew threw everything at the fire and without their dedication and determination, we would have lost at least another two houses.

I would also like to thank our community for their never-ending support.

The Vessel, Gobblers, Cooks Beach dairy – All supplied food and drink.

Shane of Cooks Beach Hardware, came back and opened the store so we could fill our breathing cylinders. I would like to thank the three people involved in getting me from Whitianga to the fire scene in under 10 min, Cave Cruzer boat tours, the guy who drove me to the station from the ferry and the guy who drove me from the station to the fire. I have no idea who you are, however, you were part of the team yesterday and I can’t thank you enough! We even had our Hahei ice cream van turn up with free ice creams for the crews.

Again, thank you to everyone involved, and apologies if I have missed anyone.

Cooks beach fire brigade wet back early on Sunday morning to put out several small fires at the scene. “The property will show smoke for the next day or two. We will keep an eye on it.”says Brayden.

This information was taken from the account written by Brayden Jack, Chief Fire Officer, Saturday 16 December on Cooks Beach Fire Brigade facebook; phone call conversations and a report from Coromandel CFM.

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At 12:33pm on Saturday, 16 December Cooks Beach Fire Brigade responded to a house fire. On arrival the house was fully involved and the Brigade immediately called for more resources. More than 40 firemen were involved from Cooks Beach, Hahei, Whitianga, Tairua, Pauanui and Whangamata. Cooks Beach Chief Fire Officer, Brayden Jack, had charge of the fire with support from commanders in Hamilton.’

As of Saturday, the day of, the cause of the fire is unknown, Fire and Emergency New Zealand staff are investigating. Claims that a hybrid car being charged started the fire were dispelled by fire staff.

At one stage they had a total of four houses to deal with.

“Unfortunately, we could not save the main property. We did save three houses. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to the family who lost their home.”

Brayden Jack expresses his gratitude: I would like to thank all the brigades who attended; your professionalism, training and teamwork was second to none. I would like to make a special thank you to all the ex-fire fighters and current, serving fire staff on holiday who came to help. Waiting for the other crews to turn up would have seemed even longer without you. The Cooks Beach crew threw everything at the fire and without their dedication and determination, we would have lost at least another two houses.

I would also like to thank our community for their never-ending support.

The Vessel, Gobblers, Cooks Beach dairy – All supplied food and drink.

Shane of Cooks Beach Hardware, came back and opened the store so we could fill our breathing cylinders. I would like to thank the three people involved in getting me from Whitianga to the fire scene in under 10 min, Cave Cruzer boat tours, the guy who drove me to the station from the ferry and the guy who drove me from the station to the fire. I have no idea who you are, however, you were part of the team yesterday and I can’t thank you enough! We even had our Hahei ice cream van turn up with free ice creams for the crews.

Again, thank you to everyone involved, and apologies if I have missed anyone.

Cooks beach fire brigade wet back early on Sunday morning to put out several small fires at the scene. “The property will show smoke for the next day or two. We will keep an eye on it.”says Brayden.

This information was taken from the account written by Brayden Jack, Chief Fire Officer, Saturday 16 December on Cooks Beach Fire Brigade facebook; phone call conversations and a report from Coromandel CFM.