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.