Trucks and bus set on fire at auction yard

The vehicles were set on fire at the Turners yard on Lunns Rd. Photo: StarNews
The vehicles were set on fire at the Turners yard on Lunns Rd. Photo: StarNews
Five trucks and a bus were set on fire at a Christchurch auction yard on Monday night. 

Emergency services were called to the Turners Trucks and Machinery Christchurch yard on Lunns Rd, Middleton about 11.30pm, said Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift manager Andrew Norris.

All of the vehicles were "fully involved" when fire crews from Wigram, Spreydon and Harewood arrived at the scene, he said. 

Firefighters spent about two and a half hours fighting the fires.

Police were at the scene on Monday night and were returning in the morning to determine the cause of the fires, said Mr Norris. 

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