The owner of the Mt Wellington funeral home set alight in a “suspicious fire” on Tuesday morning is “hurt and devastated”, Newshub reports. Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong said the circumstances surrounding the fire at Aroha Funerals on Ellerslie-Panmure Highway are being treated as “suspicious” and they’re investigating. “It’s just so hard to understand actually why someone would do something like this to a sacred place, it’s a tapu place, this is somewhere people come at a time of grief and sadness,” said owner and director Janet Mikkelsen.