24 Dec 2010

Suspicious fire at Whangarei retail warehouse

8:30 am on 24 December 2010

Firefighters battled a blaze in Whangarei at a building near the city's centre late on Wednesday night.

A third of the Albert St property, opposite Walton Plaza, was damaged in the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

More than 20 firefighters fought the flames in the retail warehouse for about three hours.

The Fire Service says stock was moved away from the fire, which broke out shortly before midnight.