House fire yields more than smoke
A woman connected to a suspicious fire over the weekend is facing drug charges.
The fire service was called to a College Hill house about 6.30am on Saturday after a fire started in a bathroom at the back of the house.
Two fire crews were on the scene until noon.
Avondale police Detective Sergeant Rick Veacock says the damage to the house is substantial and the fire is being investigated as an arson.
‘‘As a result of our attendance two people related to the address have been arrested on charges unrelated to the fire,’’ he says.
A woman has been charged with possession of a class A drug for supply and was due to appear in the Auckland District Court yesterday.
Another person who police had warrants to arrest was also taken into custody.