Police investigate Chch house fire

Firefighters were called to a house fire in North New Brighton on Friday morning. Photo: Louis Day
Firefighters were called to a house fire in North New Brighton on Friday morning. Photo: Louis Day
A house fire in North New Brighton is being treated as suspicious.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Woodgrove Ave just before 9am on Friday.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift manager Lyn Crosson said it thought the fire was suspicious and a fire investigator was assessing the scene.

Police are also investigating. A police spokeswoman said it was believed no-one was inside at the time.

A nearby resident told Starnews.co.nz they saw lots of black smoke coming from the house.

"They [Fire and Emergency New Zealand] were on to it straight away, but I tell you what, if they weren't that place would have burnt to the ground," the resident said.

 

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