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15-year-old charged with lighting fire in Kmart’s party supplies area

News from NZ Police
A teenager has appeared in Porirua Youth Court in relation to a fire at Kmart in Porirua last week.

Police were called by Fire and Emergency NZ to the suspicious fire around 4pm on Friday.

The fire was at the end of a shelf in the party supplies area, where a rack containing pinatas had been set alight.

A sprinkler above the fire contained it to a small area, and FENZ were able to extinguish it.

Shoppers were evacuated as a precaution, and fortunately no one was injured.

A 15-year-old was arrested last night and appeared in the Youth Court today charged with arson.