A helicopter-borne monsoon bucket is used to dampen the
fire. Photo ODT Files
Dunedin police are seeking help from the public as they
hunt those responsible for an arson in a Dunedin forestry
The fire burned two hectares of young pines in the Flagstaff
Forest near Whare Flat about 5pm on Saturday, November 30.
Three helicopters were used to fight the blaze, which City
Forests chief executive Grant Dodson described as a ''callous
A scene examination indicated that the fire was deliberately
lit, police said in a statement today.
Police believe members of the public in the area at the time
may be able to help with the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dunedin Police on
Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.