19 Apr 2010

Couch blaze sets fire to student flat

9:29 am on 19 April 2010

The police are investigating an arson at a student flat in Dunedin.

They say an armchair was set alight against the front porch of a house, which also caught fire at about 11.15pm on Saturday.

The occupants of the house were out but a passer-by called the Fire Service.

The police say the house wasn't badly damaged but the fire could have spread to the next-door flat, putting lives at risk.