A Porirua house was gutted by fire on Thursday morning.
Four fire engines were sent to the property in Champion St, Porirua East, shortly before 9am.
Fire Service central communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said no-one was injured, and the blaze was extinguished about 90 minutes later.
Staff would remain at the scene for some time to ensure it did not flare up.
The cause was not yet known.