Police are suspecting an arson attack to a vacant house in Opotiki that was torched in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Opotiki police are continuing to investigate given evidence in which are said to be leads to the fire being deliberately lit.

People with information relevant to the investigation are asked to contact the Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255 or Opotiki Police on 07 315 1112 .