Fire 'ruins' house while owner on holiday

Last updated 07:48 14/08/2014

Relevant offers


Armed police called to 'fluid situation' in Dunedin Kidnapping suspect Anaru Rangihuna 'armed and dangerous' Police appeal against Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction as judge reserves decision Elderly driver congratulated for 'blame-free' life up until accident Twelve-year jail term for repeat sex attacker Devon Charles Bond Nelson man jailed for covertly filming naked teenage girl Police called to allegedly armed person near Uruti in Taranaki Man charged with assault after early morning attack in Mt Albert, Auckland Drive-thru dispute sparks scooter smash Men harvesting cannabis on islands in Marlborough Sounds imprisoned

Ashburton fire investigators will return this morning to the scene of a suspicious fire that destroyed a house.

Fire investigator Kevin Collins spent several hours at the Leeston St address last night, but had found no definitive cause for the fire.

It appeared the fire had started in the front of the house about 6.30pm yesterday, before going on to cause extensive fire, heat and smoke damage to the entire property, he said.

No-one was home at the time, but a tenant returned while three fire crews battled the blaze.

The homeowner, who lives at the property, would be shocked when they returned from a holiday in Australia, Collins said.

He did not know if the property was insured.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content