22 Dec 2022

Woman, 18, charged over suspected arson in Hillmorton

1:42 pm on 22 December 2022

Police were called to the house fire at Bidwell Place, Hillmorton just before 9am. (file picture) Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested and charged following a suspected arson in Christchurch this morning.

Police were called to a house on fire at Bidwell Place in the suburb of Hillmorton just before 9am.

One person was rescued from inside the single-storey property, which was well alight when fire crews arrived.

A police spokesperson said the young woman was arrested and charged with arson.

It comes after reports of another suspicious fire yesterday in Sydenham, which is also under investigation.