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Second fire to hit Ashburton properties

Carmina Blewett
Peter St Fire
Fire fighters attending to the blaze on Peter St Leanne Moore

'Suspicious' fire in Peter St a week after another arson in the same neighbourhood.

An abandoned house in the mid-Canterbury town has burned down in a fire.

Emergency services were called at about 8.40pm on Tuesday.

This follows last week's incident of a deliberately lit fire at an address less than a kilometre away on Cambridge St.

Three fire trucks and two supporting vehicles attended to the scene. 

A Fire and Emergency spokeswoman said the the house was "beyond repair".

There were no reports of injuries.

A police spokesperson said the fire may have been deliberate, but "enquiries are ongoing".