Paritutu Rock fire starter found

  • 09/02/2016
Paritutu Rock fire starter found

The person responsible for letting off the fireworks that caused a large fire at Paritutu Rock in New Plymouth has been caught and police are deciding whether to press charges.

The fire on Friday night burned vegetation about the size of a rugby field though it was later extinguished with the help of rainfall.

New Plymouth Police say they've identified and spoken to the person who set off the fireworks and their investigation into the blaze is complete.

A decision on whether to press charges will be made in the coming days.