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Fire at Island Bay marae “not … suspicious,” but fire alarms being investigated

Fire and Emergency New Zealand investigators are continuing to examine the scene of the Tapu Te Ranga Marae fire in Island Bay.

Tapu Te Ranga Marae in flames. Photo from RNZ by Plucky Pīwakawaka

The fire is not believed to be suspicious and investigations into the cause and origin are likely to be completed in the next 48 hours.

The effectiveness of the fire alarm system is of particular interest to investigators.

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