North Shore Times : February 3rd 2011
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He says they may be ahead of schedule but there was a great oppor- tunity to be even more advanced had they worked over the hol- idays. Belmont resident Mikki Buckland says the Lake Rd upgrade project is wreaking havoc with people's lives, hers included. She has to face it every morning when she takes her friend to work in west Auckland. She got stuck in last Thursday's traffic chaos on her way home. It was taking so long that she decided to park her car in Takapuna and walk to Belmont. Otherwise she wouldn't have made it to church on time, Ms Buckland says. The priest was also late starting the mass because he couldn't get through the traffic in Takapuna, she says. Ms Buckland says it feels like it's always peak hour traffic. She says it seems like the few workers there are always standing around and not actually doing anything. Her friend, who co-owns the house wants to sell because she can't take any more of it but Ms Buckland wants to stay. Read the North Shore Times online at www.northshoretimes.co.nz Firefighter calls on colleagues Firefighter's fire: Senior fireman Glenn Roberts' kitchen was destroyed in a blaze. Photo: BEN WATSON By MICHELLE ROBINSON Firefighters had to res- cue one of their own when his kitchen went up in flames. Senior firefighter Glenn Roberts and his family were asleep in their Browns Bay home when the dishwasher caught fire mid-cycle. To my embarrass- ment I had to call the boys and wait outside in my jarmies for the Albany and East Coast Bays crews to turn up.'' His wife Laureen woke to a burning chemical smell and realised it was coming from downstairs. Mr Roberts went to open the lounge door but soon realised I couldn't get in''. He was embarrassed at first but when he saw his colleagues arrive all he felt was relief. They said it was easy because I knew what to do.'' Their kitchen is being replaced and lounge and dining furniture pro- fessionally cleaned after suffering significant heat and smoke damage. An investigation is under way to determine whether the fire was triggered by a mechan- ical fault. It's not the sort of thing you'd expect,'' Mr Roberts says. The family has been showing friends and neighbours the damage to warn them against leaving appliances on at night. It's not the first time that a dishwasher has caught fire. East Coast Bays fire station officer Graham Haycock says they hap- pen from time to time and he advises people to switch them off before heading out or going to bed. A sleeping Paremo- remo family was saved from being overcome by smoke when their dish- washer caught fire at night. It quickly demolished the kitchen bench and set off the smoke alarm. The Roberts' home had two smoke alarms in other parts of the house but one in the lounge would have alerted the family earlier, Mr Rob- erts says.
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