Suspicion surrounds a blaze that engulfed a red-zoned
property in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, overnight.
The fire was first reported at the Hilton St house at 5.30pm
and local firefighters spent an hour putting it out.
But they were called back to the property hours later when
the house was again well alight. This time they spent five
hours bringing it under control.
Appliances have left the scene, but a Fire Service spokesman
said fire safety officers, as well as police, are