​​Cause of railway shed fire mystery

The cause of a former wool storage shed at railway station is unknown.
The cause of a former wool storage shed at railway station is unknown.

A FIRE has partially destroyed a 200-metre long wool storage shed at the Hamilton railway station.

Detective Sergeant Mark James, of the Hamilton police crime investigation unit, said the alarm was raised at 4.45pm on Monday.

He said firefighters from five Country Fire Authority units took about 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

The shed - which is 10m wide and about 200m long - was locked and not being used.

It is originally believed to have been used to store wool and more recently for parcels.

The fire started at the eastern end of the shed and that section of the building was mostly destroyed.

Detective Sergeant James said the cause of the fire was not known and officers were investigating.

Anyone with information about the fire is requested to contact the Hamilton police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.