Stanley St fire ‘suspicious’
A Matamata house has been left uninhabitable by what police are calling a suspicious fire.
Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade was called after the family home in Stanley St erupted in flames just after 4pm on Sunday.
Matamata detective Steve Langdon said police were treating the fire as suspicious but had nothing to report on until items from the fire were analysed. ‘‘We have seized a number of items from the address but we are waiting on results,’’ he said.
Fire Safety was called after the blaze was extinguished to carry out further investigations.
Mr Langdon said Matamata Police wanted to speak to any residents in the area who saw anything unusual occurring at the address between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday.