Two autos torched in a single day in Manawatū


Police are treating a fire that destroyed a ute in the Waopehu Reserve car park at 10pm on Monday as suspicious.

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Police are treating a hearth that destroyed a ute within the Waopehu Reserve automobile park at 10pm on Monday as suspicious.

Manawatū police and the fireplace service are investigating two suspicious car fires that occurred in a single day.

Emergency Providers had been known as to Waiopehu Reserve, on Queen St East in Levin, after a ute was discovered on fireplace within the automobile park simply earlier than 10pm on Monday.

A Fireplace and Emergency NZ spokeswoman stated the fireplace could have been intentionally lit, and it has been referred to police.

Firefighters had been later known as to a second suspicious car fireplace in Palmerston North at 2am on Tuesday.

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The spokeswoman stated a van was set alight on  Keith St, between Cessna Rd and Napier Rd, close to the previous energy station.

The firefighters shortly extinguished the fireplace, and cops arrived for an preliminary inspection of the scene shortly afterwards.

Whereas police had been inspecting the van, the fireplace flared up once more at 2.50am, and firefighters returned to place it again out.