20 Feb 2012

Man critical after toilet fire

6:04 am on 20 February 2012

A man is in a critical condition after a fire in public toilets in Hastings Sunday morning.

Police and members of the public extinguished the fire and removed a man found inside the toilet block.

The police believe the fire was deliberately lit and that the man was the only person involved.

They have also commended the action of three people from a local cafe who were first on the scene and who assisted the 41-year-old man and may have saved his life.