Police are treating a fire that destroyed possessions stored
in a Wellington storage facility on Friday as suspicious.
The fire, one of the largest Wellington has seen for a long
time, burned out the entire top floor of the Kiwi Self
Storage unit in Kilbirnie.
It started about 12.45am on Friday and reached a "fifth
alarm" - the most extreme end of the Fire Service's response
Today, Detective Sergeant Peter Middlemiss of Wellington
police said the blaze was being treated as suspicious.
He could not confirm if the fire started inside the building.
The top floor of the building was destroyed by the blaze,
while the ground floor appeared to have suffered only smoke
and water damage.
The fire has prompted calls for sprinklers to be installed in
large commercial buildings.