Police and fire officers are investigating a suspicious fire in the Lower Hutt suburb of Epuni.
Fire crews were called to Waiwhetu Rd this morning after the Fire Service was alerted to a shed on fire near Epuni Primary School.
The fire broke out just after 5am and central communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said investigators were looking into the cause.
He said while the fire had been extinguished within an hour, the Fire Service would maintain a standby presence to ensure no flare-ups.
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A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the scene at about 5:40am and Hutt City Council were assisting with traffic management in the area.