A 33-year-old man has been charged in relation to a family harm incident in Whangarei yesterday.
Police say they were called to a residential property on Maunu Road at 6.30pm.
Shortly after, emergency services were notified that the property was on fire and the man was taken into custody at about 7:40pm.
According to police, a search of the property found that all the occupants of the house got out safely.
The man involved in the family harm incident fled the scene on foot before being found by police.
He is due to appear in Whangarei District Court today on charges of kidnapping, possession of an offensive weapon and threatening to kill.