Investigation into suspicious house fire

Photo: File image
Photo: File image
A fire at a New Brighton property over the weekend is being treated as suspicious.

Fire and Emergency NZ crews were called to the Palmers Rd unit just after 11pm on Saturday.

A neighbour told Chris Lynch Media the flames were huge and it took crews several hours to put out the fire completely.

Crews from Anzac and city stations attended the blaze.

A police spokesperson said an investigation into the fire was ongoing.

The fire appeared to be suspicious and a scene examination was conducted yesterday, the police spokesperson said.

It’s understood the unit was unoccupied, Chris Lynch Media reported.

The property was cordoned off and a police scene guard was at the scene on Sunday.