Palmerston North firefighters battled a suspicious car fire in West End this morning.
Firefighters arrived at the College St home, between Cook St and Botanical Rd, about 3.40am to find a white hatchback alight on the front lawn.
Firefighters doused the flames but the car was destroyed, senior station officer Rob Freeman said.
The fire is being treated as suspicious and has been referred to police.
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