House fire investigated

Last updated 11:43 21/08/2014

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Three people were treated for smoke inhalation following a suspicious house fire in New Plymouth last night.

Firefighters were called to the home on Birdwood Ave about 8.25pm and spent two hours battling the blaze.

Assistant Area Commander John Nicholls said part of the home was fully alight when firefighters arrived.

''The damaged is confined to one room, but the rest of the house is smoked logged,'' he said.

Nicholls said three people from the home suffered smoke inhalation and were treated by St John paramedics.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by fire safety officers, Nicholls said.

Sergeant Bruce Irvine said police were treating the fire as suspicious and CIB staff were also involved in the investigation to establish if it was arson.

''We treat them that way until we can prove otherwise,'' Irvine said.

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