Police investigate house fire in Wellington’s Mt Victoria

Police are investigating a major house blaze in Wellington’s Mt Victoria which is understood to be suspicious.

Ten fire crews battled the fire, which broke out in a two-storey house on Austin St in Mt Victoria about 9.15pm on Wednesday.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson said the entire house had been consumed by the flames.

The fire was contained to the property.

St John was called to the scene, but it was unclear if anyone was injured.

A witness said flames were bursting out of the house on to the street.

People had run around the house in an attempt to check if anyone was inside, he said.

A fire investigator and police were due back at the scene this morning.

It comes after another fire left one person in hospital and four homes damaged or destroyed in a suspicious blaze on Hanson St, Newtown, on Sunday night.

Police are still appealing for information and CCTV footage from that fire.

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