Arrest over suspected arson

Last updated 17:03 14/02/2014

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A 54-year-old Hutt Valley man has been arrested and charged with providing explosives to commit a crime, with possible links to an arson.

Police were investigating a link between the man's alleged actions and a fire at Fletcher Construction's Grenada North depot, Detective Sergeant Peter Middlemiss of Wellington police district crime squad, said.

The fire was being treated as a suspected arson, he added.

The depot was badly damaged when a fire ripped through it last night, prompting a callout of 10 fire engines to battle the blaze.

The fire had started in a large 50-by-20-metre building at the depot owned by Fletcher Construction about 10.30pm last night.

"It was a large fire and there has been a significant amount of damage, which is being investigated," Mr Middlemiss said.

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