A house has been destroyed by fire in Gore overnight.
The Fire Service said no one was at home when fire took hold of the property on Wolsley St at 2.30am.
A spokesman said firefighters at the Gore station could see the flames leaping into the air several blocks away.
Two crews from Mataura and Gore battled the blaze.
The spokesman said a crew remained at the scene dampening down flare-ups.
A fire safety investigator would be heading to the scene today to determine the cause of the blaze.