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  Reply # 1247693 27-Feb-2015 11:58
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Closest guess to the actual cause wins the title of "prime suspect"!




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1247707 27-Feb-2015 12:13
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I like Toyota but would never touch one of those model Previa/Estima.  Have lost count of the number I have personally seen catch fire.   Followed one on Kaimai on fire.  Mum and kids in and she was reluctant to pull over.  When she did we got the kids out okay. Fire service put fire out and it could be repaired but probably more than worth.  So the ones of these I have seen caught fire have been electrical by main lead at starter motor.
  If not caused by tradesmans equipment I would say would be electrical around engine.  But too early to speculate and main thing is everyone is safe. 




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  Reply # 1247709 27-Feb-2015 12:13
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NZHerald
quotes a mall spokesperson saying there's no indication it was anything more than a mechanical fault


Stuff
quotes a witness who says there was a small fire in the front of the vehicle and also includes a picture of the burnt vehicle



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  Reply # 1247713 27-Feb-2015 12:18
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Just an extreme timing coincidence of alleged threats against private interests and this fire.

Nothing to see here. Move along them.





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  Reply # 1247714 27-Feb-2015 12:19
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And here i was planning to go there this afternoon!

might have to count that off the list for today i suppose.




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  Reply # 1247715 27-Feb-2015 12:20
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"The shopping mall is equipped with sprinklers, but the car park is not. As a result, smoke has filled the underground car park area and spread into the mall".

Is that a hosereel or a fire connection point in the middle right of the picture underneath the aircon?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/66735453/shoppers-evacuated-due-to-van-fire



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  Reply # 1247716 27-Feb-2015 12:22
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hio77: And here i was planning to go there this afternoon! might have to count that off the list for today i suppose.

By this afternoon you should have the place all to yourself ; ).

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  Reply # 1247723 27-Feb-2015 12:30
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Nil Einne: NZHerald
quotes a mall spokesperson saying there's no indication it was anything more than a mechanical fault


Stuff
quotes a witness who says there was a small fire in the front of the vehicle and also includes a picture of the burnt vehicle


I just read the Stuff article who quoted the guy:
"I saw a small fire at the front of the vehicle.

 

"Within 15 to 20minutes the whole thing went up in flames and smoke was pouring out."


I wondered, why didn't he raise an alarm when the fire was small?

Could (being Stuff) be bad reporting of course.

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Reply # 1247739 27-Feb-2015 12:44
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15 to 20 minutes for the fire dept to arrive? that seems unlikely.

or possibly staff calling management and wasting time instead of making the call?

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  Reply # 1247740 27-Feb-2015 12:45
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gzt: 15 to 20 minutes for the fire dept to arrive? that seems unlikely.

or possibly staff calling management and wasting time instead of making the call?


if memory serves me right, firestation is like a max of 5 mins up the road..




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  Reply # 1247743 27-Feb-2015 12:49
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hio77:
gzt: 15 to 20 minutes for the fire dept to arrive? that seems unlikely.

or possibly staff calling management and wasting time instead of making the call?


if memory serves me right, firestation is like a max of 5 mins up the road..


More like 1 minute

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  Reply # 1247749 27-Feb-2015 12:55
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hio77:
gzt: 15 to 20 minutes for the fire dept to arrive? that seems unlikely.

or possibly staff calling management and wasting time instead of making the call?


if memory serves me right, firestation is like a max of 5 mins up the road..


More like 1 minute


you mean 300mtrs :P 

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  Reply # 1247767 27-Feb-2015 13:00
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its about 5 mins when you dont have big red flashy sirens though!

ill admit, i avoid driving through that area like the plague :P




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