One arrested following second fire at Hawera property

Emergency services were called to a McGuire Street property where it’s believed a second attempt of arson has taken place.

At around 10pm on Tuesday, fire and police personnel were called out to the same property that was set alight only days earlier.

Police and fire emergency are actively investigating the scene and the case is being treated as an act of arson.

A police spokeswoman has confirmed one person was arrested and taken into custody following the Tuesday night fire and the scene was being guarded overnight.

It’s not yet known whether the person arrested on Tuesday was responsible for the arson attack.

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