Invercargill house fire treated as suspicious

A blaze that destroyed half of a house in Invercargill in the early hours of Sunday morning is being treated as suspicious.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said the house was fully involved when fire crews arrived at Bruce Street at 12.20am, and a second alarm was raised for back-up.

Five trucks were used to fight the blaze in total, and crews were at the scene until about 2.30am, he said.

No-one was injured in the fire.


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About half of the house was extensively damaged and the rest of it was smoke and water damaged, he said.

The fire was being treated as suspicious and an investigator would visit the scene on Sunday to determine the cause, he said.

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