Police probing Tauranga car fire

Firefighters were called to the car fire just before 2am.

Police are investigating a car fire in Tauranga.

The Greerton Fire Brigade was called to a car on fire near Silkwood Way, in Tauriko, just before 2am.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Colin Underdown says the car was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the scene.

“The police were called to check it out.”

No other vehicles were reported to be involved.

A police spokesperson says officers were called to the car fire around 5am.

“The person who notified us had seen some people behaving suspiciously in the area earlier.

“We've taken a statement from that person and are making further enquiries.”

Anyone with information about the car fire can contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can also be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

Non-emergency information can be phoned into the police’s 105 number.


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