Manurewa, Auckland barbershop destroyed in suspected arson

A south Auckland barbershop has been destroyed in a suspected arson in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) received multiple calls about the blaze in a block of shops on Russell Road in the south Auckland suburb of Manurewa just before 4am. 

A FENZ spokesperson said on arrival, the shop was well-involved in flames, however, crews worked quickly to contain and extinguish the fire.   

Manurewa, Auckland barbershop destroyed in suspected arson
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FENZ and police have both confirmed the blaze is being treated as suspicious and investigators will be on-site to complete a scene examination and determine the cause. 

Police have urged anyone with information or footage about the blaze to come forward and speak to them.  

"Anyone with footage or information that may assist is asked to contact Police via our 105 phone service," a police spokesperson said.  

"Please reference job number P057604791 Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111."