NSW police have arrested a 48-year-old man in relation to a suspicious house fire overnight in Albury.
Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at a home on Kiama Street, Springdale Heights, about 6.30pm on Wednesday.
Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze, but the home was destroyed.
No one was home at the time and no injuries have been reported.
Officers attached to Murray River Police District commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire, with initial inquiries indicating the fire was deliberately lit.
About 11.30am, a 48-year-old man was arrested on Griffith Road, Lavington, and taken to Albury Police Station.
As investigations continue, police are appealing for anyone with information to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.
A Springdale Heights home has been left uninhabitable after a suspicious fire tore through the roof.
Firefighters were called to the Kiama Street house about 6.30pm on Wednesday.
Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Stewart Alexander said the blaze caused extensive damage.
"When we arrived the crews found there was a fire in the roof space and made sure there was nobody inside," he said.
"They quickly got to work putting that fire out.
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"The home has suffered some severe fire, smoke and water damage unfortunately.
"NSW Police are going to conduct an investigation to try to determine what the cause was.
"Once a fire is in a roof, it can move quickly and cause a lot of damage, including structural damage."
The occupant arrived home shortly after the blaze started.
Nobody was injured in the incident.
Firefighters remained on scene for two hours.
Police said the fire was being treated as suspicious.
"Initial inquires suggest the fire may have been deliberately lit," a spokesman said.
Superintendent Alexander urged people to have working smoke alarms in their homes and to ring Triple-0 in an emergency.