The Fire Service is treating two fires at red-zoned
properties in Christchurch as suspicious.
Fires broke out at two properties on Avonside Drive this
morning, southern fire communications shift manager Jill
The Fire Service was alerted at 7.13am to the first fire at
an Avonside Drive property near Galbraith Ave and then to a
second fire at 7.32am at Avonside Drive property near
Stanmore Drive, she said.
Firefighters were still at the scene of both blazes, she
The fires are the latest in a series of fires at abandoned
Canterbury properties, some of them found to have been
- By Sophie Ryan of APNZ