A vacant Cobden house has been gutted in a suspicious West
Greymouth CIB detectives are investigating the Saturday night
blaze, which Cobden chief fire officer Gary Pollock said was
"well involved" when the brigade arrived.
Three fire trucks from Cobden and Runanga attended.
Mr Pollock was unable to reveal how the fire started because
it was "under investigation".
Firefighters were alerted by someone walking past the Munro
Police have appealed for information from anyone who noticed
unusual activity in the area between 10pm and 11.30pm on
Saturday, or anyone who has noticed nuisance-type fires in
recent weeks that may not have been reported.
It comes about seven months after a spate of suspicious fires
in the Cobden suburb, all under the cover of darkness. Police
were warning then that an arsonist may be at work and called
for residents to be vigilant.
- By Viv Logie of the Greymouth Star