Fires suspicious: police

Police are investigating two suspected arsons in Dunedin on Monday night.

East Otago assistant area commander Craig Geddes said crew from Willowbank fire station were en route to a cabbage tree fire in Woodhaugh St at 11.45pm on Monday when they saw rubbish burning on a trailer in Malvern St.

After the trailer fire was extinguished and police had arrived, they extinguished the small fire burning at the base of the cabbage tree.

Acting Senior Sergeant Chris George, of Dunedin, said the fires were suspicious. The trailer was worth about $1000.

Anybody who had seen anyone acting suspiciously at the time of the fire was asked to contact police, Acting Snr Sgt George said.

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