Witnesses sought to Edendale fire

As stated by Detective Chris Lucy:

Police are appealing for witnesses to a suspicious house fire in Edendale, Southland.

Emergency services were called to the fire at a property on Seaward Road shortly after 1am on Saturday, 29 June.

Upon arrival the house was well ablaze.

Luckily the occupant of the house and his two-year-old son, who were home at the time, were able to escape uninjured.

The house has extensive damage and Police are treating the fire as arson.

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