Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a Nelson pub
over the weekend - the second blaze to hit the establishment
in less than a year.
The fire at Rising Sun Tavern in Waimea Rd is believed to
have been lit on the front deck late on Saturday night or
It went out of its own accord only causing minor damage.
Police were not notified of the fire until Monday and are now
seeking information from the public about the incident.
The Fire Service is also investigating.
Anyone who saw suspicious behaviour near the Rising Sun, or
anyone who has information that may be relevant to the
investigation, should contact Nelson police on 03 546 3840 or
anonymously on Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111.
An early morning fire broke out in December when the pub was
closed, causing some damage.