28 Jan 2011

Authorities believe caravan fire deliberately lit

5:47 pm on 28 January 2011

Police and the Fire Service say they are investigating a caravan fire that is now considered to be deliberately lit.

Emergency services were called to the fire about 10.30pm on Thursday in a residential suburb of Hampstead in Ashburton.

The caravan was destroyed, while its occupant was taken to hospital with serious burns to his arms and legs. He is in a stable condition.

A Fire Safety investigator and police are conducting a scene examination at the site on Friday.