Ar­son­ist strikes in One­hunga

Central Leader - - News -

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an ar­son at­tack at a Hous­ing New Zealand prop­erty in One­hunga.

The Fire Ser­vice was called to the Felix St ad­dress at 9.40am on Thurs­day af­ter neigh­bours no­ticed smoke com­ing from the house.

Fire safety of­fi­cer Rus­sell Dick­son says a per­son en­tered the prop­erty and started a num­ber of fires in dif­fer­ent rooms.

The ar­son­ist tried to use a liq­uid to ac­cel­er­ate the fires but it did not ig­nite prop­erly and the flames caused min­i­mal dam­age.

The oc­cu­pant had left the house ear­lier and no one was home when the blazes were started.

De­tec­tive sergeant Ja­son McIn­tosh says the house had been bro­ken into but po­lice were not aware of any­thing be­ing taken.

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