Dunedin man due in court over suspicious fire

A man is due in Dunedin District Court on Tuesday morning over a fire that may have been deliberately lit to mask two deaths.

Two bodies were found in the Wesley St home last month, but police believe the pair died before the blaze.

A 46-year-old has been charged with arson, but nobody has yet been charged in relation to the deaths.

Four fire crews battled the early morning blaze which broke out at around 5:15am on January 22.