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Fire at scene of fatal Auckland stabbing

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 25/11/2016

The house where an Auckland mother of two was fatally stabbed last month has been damaged in a suspicious fire.

Emergency services were called to the fire on School Road in Te Atatu at about 5am on Saturday.

A Fire Service spokesman said there had been multiple fires started at the house and the blaze was now being treated as suspicious by investigators.

The two-storey home was believed to be vacant at the time.

Mother of two Carly Stewart, 36, died after an attack at the house on in October 15 and a 36-year-old woman is due to stand trial next year accused of her murder.

A police spokeswoman said a scene investigation was being carried out.

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