Christchurch police are investigating a cluster of fires that occurred in the Avonside area in the early hours of this morning.
The fires occurred between 4.30am and 7.15am and were attended by the Fire Service and the Police. Two fires were in unoccupied houses, another was in a garage adjacent to a vacant property and the fourth was a vegetation fire.
Police are seeking information from the public about any suspicious activity or persons seen in the Avonside Drive, Keller Street, and Retreat Road area this morning. Police are also interested in any information about a van seen in the area around the time of the fires.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch police on 363-7400.
Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.