A large family homestead in southern Taranaki has been badly damaged by fire overnight.
The house, between Whanganui and Waitotara, was ''well alight'' when fire fighters arrived about 7.30pm yesterday, fire communications shift manager David Meikle said.
While the two-storey house was a family home, nobody was inside.
An investigation today would determine if the fire was suspicious, he said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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