A fire in Ashburton gutted a local industrial building early
Southern fire communications shift manager Jill Higgison said
two engines responded to the Dobson St fire at 6.40am today.
The fire was "well involved" when crews arrived, she said.
It had yet to be determined whether the fire was suspicious,
and a specialist fire investigator would be looking into the
cause of the fire later today. "The fire's out and they're
The fire occurred in the local Bio Oils building, Ms Higgison
Bio Oils director Daryl Prebble said the building was "not
The company's website describes the Bio Oils as the country's
largest producer of cold-pressed, New Zealand grown flax seed
oil and flax seed fibre.