Fire safety crews are investigating a suspicious blaze in the
Christchurch suburb of Halswell.
Southern fire communications spokeswoman Lyn Crosson said the
fire, on Kennedys Bush Rd, was reported just after 12am.
No one was in the property at the time as the house was being
renovated at the time, she said.
Two fire engines responded to the fire, which was
subsequently brought under control before creating any major
damage, Ms Crosson said.
"It didn't get out of control or anything like that."