Hamilton garage fire suspicious

Police are seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire in a garage at an East Hamilton home overnight.

Detective Will Loughrin, of Hamilton police, said emergency services were called to the rented Hogan St property about 9.45pm on Saturday.

"The interior of the garage was completely gutted by the fire. A scene examination was conducted today by police and a fire investigator from the NZ Fire Service and we are treating the blaze as suspicious,'' he said.

"There were a number of people around the vicinity of the fire before and during the fire and anyone who may have seen something who hasn't already spoken to investigators is asked to contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Will Loughrin via text or phone on 027 704 8589 or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.