Two abandoned Christchurch houses have been seriously damaged
in suspicious fires today.
Fire crews were called to the first property on Peterborough
Street at 4.40am, southern fire communications shift manager
Brent Dunn said.
"Then 10 minutes later we were called out to River Road in
the Richmond area and that was also an abandoned house and
also a suspicious fire."
Both buildings were well ablaze when fire crews arrived, Mr
Fire inspectors and police would investigate the blazes, he