Waiheke Marketplace : February 16th 2011
February 16, 2011 15 Years Serving Waiheke Pentacticle Filtration Ministry of Health Certified Quality Assured 1500 gallons & 2200 gallons available WAIHEKE ISLAND A GRADE Waihekes only "fully Tank Level Indicators, Tank Cleaning, Filtration, Euro Cloths, Tank Water Sanitiser, Pool Salt filtered" water supplier 40c per litre Fill your own containers 18L & 15L Cooler bottle refils $5.00 2.5kg and 4kg ice $2.00 $3.00 & Shop: 30 Tahi Rd Ph: 372 3077 Bulk Deliveries Ph: 372 8977 Wa s n r card Wk ' d d Waiheke's ownc r edit card Waiheke s own credit card Apply online at: www.fexipay.co.nz Susan C row Bryan Gartrell ARTATWORK MIAMI 5646AF2 372 9032 firstname.lastname@example.org | 372 9032 insurance solutions Home gone in seconds By GILL ALCOCK Beyond saving: The Erua Rd home was consumed in seconds. Inset: Firefighters battle the blaze. ' How can we be upset when we have so many awesome people around us? I love everyone for caring. ' Donna Roth IT TOOK just seconds to catch hold and 20 minutes to destroy everything. The catastrophic power of fire was witnessed by many on Sunday evening as a two- storey home on Erua Rd was engulfed by flames, leaving a family with just the clothes they were wearing and their beloved dog dead. Donna Roth was at the Dirt Track Club prizegiving when the text came through saying her house was on fire. Knowing her four children -- Michael, Jordan, Chrissy and Jesse -- were at home, Ms Roth rushed back to find all four safe but the house beyond saving and the dog missing. Four fire trucks from the Waiheke Volunteer Fire Ser- vice arrived soon after and within moments had the fire under control but nothing could be done for the rented home, the family's uninsured possessions and dog Bubba. Fire chief Ron Leonard says the blaze was caused by 14-year-old Jordan's attempts to mend the petrol tank of his motorbike in a room under the house. The teenager was trying to plastic weld a hole in the bike's tank by melting apenontotheholewitha cigarette lighter. Mr Leonard says the naked flame immediately ignited the petrol fumes and fuel that had spilt on to a mattress under the tank. Elder brother Michael rushed to help but the fire raced up the walls and into the rooms above. The two managed to rescue their two sisters but attempts to catch Bubba failed when the frightened dog retreated into a corner and the heat of the ever-growing fire forced Jordan back. Mr Leonard says it is human nature to try and mend things but accidents can happen when dealing with petrol fumes and fuel. If you're going to take pet- rol tanks off, do it outside where there is ventilation -- don't use lighters.'' Ms Roth, a volunteer with Friends of the Street, and her family are staying with fellow Dirt Track Club member Kelly Blair. A barbecue organised by Amanda Popplewell on Mon- day evening saw donations of almost a complete house full of furniture. Ms Roth says she was in tears at the amount of love and spirit she was feeling from Waiheke. How can we be upset when we have so many awe- some people around us? I love everyone for caring.''
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