Police seek woman in Nelson fire investigation

Police want to speak to a woman in relation to a fire near the Nelson CBD that took resources away from the Pigeon Valley blaze. 

Helicopters were diverted from fighting the large Pigeon Valley fire, when the Iwa Rd/Walters Bluff blaze struck early on the afternoon of February 8. 

The woman was the driver of a blue hatchback car in the vicinity of the Nelson School of Music on the corner of Collingwood St between 4:15pm and 4:30pm. 

She was seen stopping to pick up an item that was on the side of the road directly adjacent to the roundabout. 

Police still want to speak to a man who was seen eating while sitting beside a bicycle at around 2:30pm when the fire started. 

Members of the public who have information that could help to identify these people are urged to contact police on 0800 08 02 19 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.