10 May 2015

Suspicious fire north of Christchurch

10:10 am on 10 May 2015

The rural fire service is investigating a suspicious fire near Woodend Beach, about 25km north of Christchurch.

Rural fire service appliance in Porirua.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The fire, burnt through about 4000 square metres of scrub and trees on the south side of Woodend Beach last evening.

About 30 rural firefighters were involved in putting it out.