Police and the fire service are set to investigate a suspicious fire in a school hall in Christchurch.
Emergency services, including three fire truck, were called to the blaze at Linwood North School at 5.30pm.
A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said the fire broke out at one end of the school hall, which was under construction.
He said a fire investigator and police would return to the scene in the morning to investigate the suspicious blaze.
Police cordons on Woodham Rd have been lifted.