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Arson suspected in fire at arts centre

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/08/2016

Police are treating a large fire at Keirunga Gardens in Havelock North on Tuesday as arson.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at the Keirunga Gardens Arts and Crafts Society's building on Puflett Road at about 11pm.

More than 50 firefighters were successful in saving the historic buildings nearby but a flat in the building the blaze started in was gutted. The building is a Hawke's Bay arts and crafts hub.

The grounds are closed to motor vehicles at dusk but are accessible on foot, police say, and they are requesting information from the public.

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