Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

Wellington building fire final update

Wellington building fire final update

Fire and Emergency can confirm the scene of the Loafers Lodge building fire has been handed over to Police.

The handover process was completed on Wednesday afternoon, with Police now the lead agency for the incident.

Region Manager Bruce Stubbs says Fire and Emergency’s fire investigation team will continue to work with Police through the investigation process.

"We’ll keep an Urban Search and Rescue team on scene to assist with any further work that’s required to keep the scene safe as we move into the investigation.

"A big focus now will be on the welfare of our people, particularly our frontline firefighters and Communication Centre staff who were the first responders on Tuesday."

Fire and Emergency will also continue to support the wider community following this incident. For more information on this please visit  www.fireandemergency.nz/incidents-and-news/loafers-lodge-fire

This will be the last incident update from Fire and Emergency.