3 Nov 2017

The Port Hills fire: nine months on

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 3 November 2017
Port Hills fires

Port Hills fires Photo: RNZ/ Brad White

Not only could some houses have been saved, the authorities are now treating both the fires that eventually merged as suspicious.

Thousands of people were evacuated and nine homes were destroyed.

Vikki and Doug Pflaum's house on Worselys Road was one of those destroyed. Jesse asks Vikki how she's doing nine months on and what she thinks about the fact her house could have been saved.