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Arsonists light seven fires in Wellington

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 3/10/2016

<span style="font-size:13px;">Police are investigating seven suspicious fires in Wellington in the early hours of Tuesday, including one on the front porch of a home.</span> © File Police are investigating seven suspicious fires in Wellington in the early hours of Tuesday, including one on the front porch of a home. Seven suspicious fires have been lit across Wellington in a busy night for police and firefighters.

The first of the blazes started on the porch of a Nairn Street property shortly before 2am on Tuesday.

The occupants managed to evacuate before firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze.

Fire investigators are expected to examine the scene later on Tuesday.

Between 4am and 6am police also responded to six rubbish bin fires around Ghuznee, Taranaki and Marjoribanks Streets and Courtenay Place.

Police are speaking to people of interest seen in the areas.

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