A fire that badly damaged a family home in Richmond, Nelson is being investigated.
Fire crews were called to a single-story residential building on Gladstone Road in Richmond just after midnight on Friday.
A fire services spokesman said there was initial concern that a person was inside the home but all property occupants were accounted for.
A fire investigator was sent to the scene on Saturday morning.
The fire is being treated as non-suspicious.
The house was badly damaged in the blaze and police are supporting the family at this time.