Emergency services had a busy start to the first few hours of their morning yesterday with a car accident in Camberley and two reports of unusual fires.
Just after midnight police, ambulance and the fire service were called to a car accident in Lowe St, Camberley, when a car hit a parked vehicle.
Rescue equipment was used to help remove one of the injured occupants from the car.
She was taken by ambulance to Hawke's Bay Hospital. Three other young women were also admitted. One has since been discharged and the others remain in hospital in a stable condition.
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About 10 minutes later the Fire Service was called to a rubbish fire next to a house in Churchill St, Akina. Although there was little damage to the unoccupied house, the fire has been described as suspicious. Police are still investigating.
Inspector Dean Clifford said the Hastings police were asking for the community to help them by reporting any suspicious activity in Akina, as fires like this could pose a significant risk to people and property.
The Fire Service was called to another fire, just after 1am in Lumsden Rd, Akina. The brigade received multiple calls to what was reported as a bonfire. Hastings Fire Service senior station officer Kerry Harford said they arrived to find someone burning tyres in their back yard. The officers who attended said there was smoke all through the neighbourhood and it "absolutely reeked", he said.
"The council's by-law doesn't allow people to burn rubbish after dark," he said.
The fire was put out by the owner.