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Palmerston North wakes to burning beds

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/05/2016

Two mattress fires just a few hundred metres apart in Palmerston North are being investigated by police.

The first of the bedware blazes happened Ronberg St, Highbury, on Friday morning.

The mattress caught fire inside and the occupant had dragged it outside before firefighters arrived, the Fire Service says.

Shortly afterwards a second burning mattress was seen against the side of an empty house in Opie Pl.

It was not clear how much damage was done before it was put out.

Both fires are being treated as suspicious, police say.

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