A fire in Christchurch's eastern suburbs overnight is being treated as suspicious.
Fire crews attended a blaze outside a house on Cuffs Rd, Wainoni just after 10.30pm yesterday.
A fire service spokesman said the incident was being treated as suspicious and a fire investigator was at the scene.
Neighbours Noel and Susan Davis said the fire was started in the skip at the front of the house.
"I was in bed when it happened and not even our dogs lets us know that someone was there."
They said their neighbours were building a new house on the section after the existing one was damaged beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake.
The property was not damaged, Susan Davis said.
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