Skip fires prompts plea for business owners to lock up bins

A trio of skip fires has prompted Fenz to warn business owners to lock their skips and keep them away from buildings.

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A trio of skip fires has prompted Fenz to warn business owners to lock their skips and keep them away from buildings.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging business owners to lock up their rubbish skips after three bin blazes in central Nelson.

The fires, between about 7.45pm and 10.35pm in skips on or near Halifax and Bridge streets on Thursday, all occurred when the businesses were closed.

A police spokeswoman said police were notified of the fires. Officers would be making inquiries and working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz), she said.

Fenz national manager of community readiness and recovery Steve Turek said there were easy ways to avoid potentially destructive fires such as those in the Nelson skips.

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