Police in Hamilton are appealing for information from the public following a suspicious fire that destroyed a car and threatened a house.
Emergency services were called to the suburb of Deanwell about 2.30am on Friday.
The car fire caused heat damage to a carport next to a bedroom in an adjoining house.
Police say a child was sleeping in that room.
The fire was quickly brought under control and a woman and two children in the next door house are safe and well.
Police and the Fire Service regard the fire as suspicious.