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Arson suspected in Invercargill bushfire

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Reporting by RNZ

17 March 2024, 7:19 PM

Arson suspected in Invercargill bushfireFile photo. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police and fire investigators are looking into a suspicious bushfire near Invercargill.


Three fire trucks and three water tankers were called to a vegetation fire on Tiwai Point at 10.45pm on Sunday.



No one was evacuated and the fire has now been contained, a fire and emergency spokesperson said.


Investigators will visit the scene on Monday, alongside police.


It is believed the fire may have been started deliberately.



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