Attributable to Detective Sergeant Steve Wescott:
Police are following lines of inquiry following a suspicious fire on Hanson Street in Wellington on Sunday.
Several witnesses have come forward, and Police has since seen CCTV footage, which shows two people leaving the address separately shortly after 10.30pm.
On arrival, Police located one injured person outside and were made aware the property was on fire.
Officers have then proceeded to alert occupants of neighbouring properties to evacuate.
Police staff will remain on site for the next few days as an examination of the scene continues.
Inquiries into this incident are ongoing and anyone with further information is urged to call 105 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote the file number 210614/4572.
Issued by Police Media Centre