Torched car third suspicious fire in 24 hrs

21:17, Mar 30 2013
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Smoke can be seen coming from the Port Hills.
Port Hills fire, 30 March 2013
Firefighters are battling a huge blaze on the Port Hills.
Port Hills fire, 30 March 2013
Firefighters and helicopters are fighting a blaze on the Port Hills.
Port Hills fire, 30 March 2013
The fire on the Port Hills.
Port Hills fire, 30 March 2013
A fire truck at the Sign of the Kiwi.
Port Hills fire by Susan Mclaughlin
BILLOWING SMOKE: Helicopters carrying monsoon buckets were used to help bring the fire under control. This picture was taken about 4.10pm from Tunnel Rd.
Port Hills fire, 30 March 2013
The cause of a large scrub fire that broke out on the Port Hills on Saturday is being investigated.
Port Hills fire, 30 March 2013
Fire crews at the scene of the blaze on the Port Hills.

Investigations are underway in Christchurch after three separate arson incidents including a torched car, an extensive scrub fire and a fire on a grounded yacht.

A car parked up a driveway had been set alight on Woodham Rd, Linwood just before 6am. A nearby fence was also on fire.

Fire Service crews quickly extinguished the flames.

Yacht grounded in Sumner
BEACHED: The grounded yacht near Shag Rock.

It is the third suspicious fire in the last 24 hours, after crews spent more than 18 hours at the scene of a suspicious scrub fire on the Port Hills yesterday and a blaze on board a grounded yacht near Shag Rock in Sumner yesterday morning.

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