12 Jan 2020

Three 'suspicious' building fires near Taupō

8:51 am on 12 January 2020

Three overnight fires at buildings near Lake Taupō are being treated as suspicious, Fire and Emergency says.

A fire truck entering the hills from Waimarama Rd.

File photo. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Crews were called to two house fires - on Areta Lane in Hatepe, and Waitetoko Road in Tauranga Taupō - between 3am and 4am overnight.

They were also called to a burning shed on Heuheu Parade in Tauranga Taupō.

All the buildings were extensively damaged but police said nobody was inside the buildings.