21 Apr 2012

Invercargill blaze deliberately lit

9:11 pm on 21 April 2012

Police say a massive blaze on the outskirts of Invercargill on Saturday afternoon was deliberately lit.

Fire police are guarding the site where a large pile of tyres was set alight, burning a shed to the ground.

Three fire engines and two water tankers were called to the blaze at Rockdale Road.

It took three hours to put the fire out.

A fire service inspector from Dunedin is to investigate the blaze.