A fire that gutted a property in Gore early today is being treated as suspicious by the police.

Emergency services were called to Charlton Rd about 6.30am after a hedge and a garage were seen ablaze. The flames later spread to a vacant house.

This afternoon, police said they were investigating the suspicious circumstances of the blaze and were calling on the community to give them any information that could help them.

Can you help?

Contact Invercargill Police: (03) 211 0400.