Burnt-out car sparks scrub fire

Last updated 13:52 21/11/2013

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A forest fire in rural Canterbury this morning had spread from a car that was set alight.

The fire on Thompsons Rd, near West Melton, was reported to emergency services just after 9am today.

A Fire Service spokesman said the blaze had spread after a Nissan Skyline car was set on fire and abandoned.

Five fire crews from Rolleston, Kirwee and West Melton stations fought the blaze for about three hours.

The fire burned through about 150 square metres of scrub before it was brought under control.

The incident was now being investigated by police, the spokesman said.

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