Brooklyn Valley fire

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On Monday, a fire consumed a workers accommodation block along Little Sydney Road, in Brooklyn Valley.

The Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to the call at 1:24 pm but Fire Chief, Mike Riddell says while the fire was contained to the structure, it had completely consumed the building’s interior when they arrived.

The Brigade got the fire under control within half an hour but were unable to save the workers quarters.

“The building alongside was on fire as well, so our operations focused on saving the building next to it, and although it sustained minor damage it was saved,” says Mike.