More than 20 volunteer firefighters from Roxburgh and Millers
Flat spent almost four hours extinguishing a blaze and
dampening hot spots on private property near the Clutha River
at Dumbarton early yesterday.
Two fires in the Wenita Forestry block in Kaitangata on
Thursday are being treated as suspicious and are under police
investigation, Department of Conservation deputy principal
rural fire officer Trevor Mitchell confirmed yesterday.
Wanaka police are relieved no fires were lit on the corner of
Chalmers St and Stratford Tce yesterday but continue to chase
every lead as they hunt the person responsible for six
deliberately-lit fires at the site since January 9.