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Probable arson near Te Maro sculpture

Car ablaze on Titirangi-Kaiti Hill.

A stationwagon was driven up an access road off Raikaiatane Road to the Eastland Port last night to a spot near the Te Maro sculpture, and firefighters said it appeared to have been set on fire.

Fire and Emergency NZ sent a crew to that area of Titirangi-Kaiti Hill at around 9.15pm last night,

“The Holden Commodore stationwagon had been parked about 10-15 metres away from the sculpture,” a senior firefighter said.

“The vehicle was fully involved in fire when we arrived. It was totally burnt out.

“The sculpture was not damaged.”

The cause of the fire has been treated as suspicious, probable arson.

Police have an inquiry under way.

ON FIRE: A stationwagon burns near the Te Maro sculpture on Titirangi/Kaiti Hill. The cause of the fire is being treated as suspicious, 'probable arson', police say. Picture by Liam Clayton

  1. D John Robinson says:

    Lucky the carving was laser-cut and steel, thank you progress