Previous tenants “burnt down the house”

Renters looking for a flat recently on Trade Me might’ve been shocked to see a property in a desolate and destroyed state.

No, it’s not an ad for a typical student flat during O-Week; it’s actually our mates from the New Zealand Fire Service using Trade Me to help Kiwis understand that having working smoke alarms is no laughing matter.

Read the article over on Stuff: Ad for fire-damaged flat in Wellington spreads safety message

And for everything you need to know about smoke alarms and why they’re so important, head over to the official Fire Service website. Now’s probably a good time to check your smoke alarm batteries are working, too.