'Suspicious' Caversham fire investigated

Fire engines from four Dunedin stations attended a suspicious fire in  Caversham on  Saturday....
Fire engines from four Dunedin stations attended a suspicious fire in Caversham on Saturday. Photo by Gregor Richardson

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that engulfed a Caversham home on Saturday night.

Firefighters from Lookout Point and St Kilda called for backup after responding to a callout in Thorn St just before 10pm, fire service shift manager Andrew Norris said.

Dunedin and Roslyn fire engines arrived shortly after.

Mr Norris said the fire was ''quite large''.

A scene guard stayed at the single-dwelling site overnight, and specialist fire investigator Mike Harrison said he was ''assisting police in investigating'' the suspicious fire.

Mr Harrison and police officers inspected the site yesterday.

''The police investigation will be ongoing,'' he said.

carla.green@odt.co.nz

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