An early morning car fire is being investigated after fire crews deemed the blaze suspicious.
Emergency services were called to the fire on Vogel St in Palmerston North about 4.50am on Thursday, Milson station officer Gary Hills said.
The car was on fire in a car port directly next to the house, so fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the blaze.
Firefighters checked the house for any fire in the roof but there was nothing detected.
The fire is being treated as suspicious and is under investigation by fire safety officers.