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Woman charged in relation to Moutere Highway fire

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnston

Nelson Police have charged a second person in relation to a fire started on the side of the Moutere Highway on Wednesday 27 February.

A 24-year old woman has been charged with arson.

A 34-year-old man was earlier charged with arson on Wednesday 6 March.

The Moutere Highway fire caused extensive damage to a wide area of pine forest and resulted in the evacuation of local residents.

The man and woman have also been charged in relation to a fire on the side of the road in Pigeon Valley near Wakefield on Wednesday 6 March.

The investigation in relation to the Rabbit Island fire on Wednesday 6 February and the Iwa Road fire in Nelson on Friday 8 February is ongoing.

We urge anyone who has information that may assist to call Nelson Police on 03-546 3840 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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