24 Jan 2018

Auckland high-rise fire: Tight security after arson

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 24 January 2018

Security remains high at a central Auckland apartment building as it continues to be targetted by an arsonist. Five fires broke out on different levels of the 32-storey Albert Street high rise on Monday, leading police to believe they'd been deliberately lit. A sixth suspicious fire broke out on Tuesday. Police say the earlier fires had all started the same way, by a flammable substance being left on a stove top. Detective Senior Sergeant Nina Pedersen is leading the investigation and tells Guyon Espiner how they're dealing with the problem.