Fire at Taneatua Police station

Investigations are underway following a fire at Taneatua Police Station overnight.

The matter is being treated as suspicious with fire investigators at the scene today.

The officer stationed at Taneatua heard an explosion and then the fire broke out.

The blaze started just before 11 last night, leaving the station extensively damaged.

Firefighters, contained and extinguished the blaze leaving the scene by 2 this morning, but were called back around five when the fire reignited.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Standen doubts that the police station can be repaired, and police are making other arrangements for the officer normally stationed there.

Emma Griffiths