House fire yields more than smoke

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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