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Tasman fires - two believed deliberately lit

Nelson Police are seeking information from the public as we, alongside our FENZ colleagues, continue to investigate two fires believed to be intentionally lit.

One was on Rabbit Island, on Wednesday February 6, and another on Iwa Road around 2:30pm on Friday February 8.

Both fires were brought under control quickly utilizing resources deployed away from fighting the Pigeon Valley fire.

The fire on Iwa Road started near the lower end of Iwa Street and spread quickly up the hillside.

It had the potential to place further lives and properties at risk.

In particular, as part of our investigation we want to identify and speak with three males seen on a bench on the Centre of New Zealand track in close proximity to Iwa Road, around 1:30pm on Friday.

They are described as Caucasian and between 16 and 20 years old.

Two were possibly wearing baseball caps and one had fair hair.

This afternoon Police will be visiting properties in the Iwa Road area and neighbouring addresses looking for any witnesses and gathering any information from the public.

We are also appealing to other people who have not already contacted Police to ring us on 0800 08 02 19 [corrected] if you witnessed any suspicious activity on Rabbit Island on February 6, or around Iwa Road the afternoon of February 8 – or if you have any further information that would help us.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.




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