A Stafford St two-storey building, which houses Time Out Hair and Bea' />

Two businesses have been destroyed by a fire on Timaru's main street today.

A Stafford St two-storey building, which houses Time Out Hair and Beauty and Sukhothai Restaurant and Bar, was reported to be on fire shortly after 6am, a fire service southern communications spokesman said.

Six fire crews battled to control the flames, but the building was gutted.

Fire Safety is investigating the cause of the fire.

- NZPA