Fire has caused extensive damage to a house at Muswellbrook this morning.

Crews from Muswellbrook and Aberdeen were called to the brick and tile home on Adams Street just before 4 o’clock to find smoke and flames issuing from the house.

They took about 15 minutes to knock down the flames.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus then entered the home but found no-one inside.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

Police have set up a crime scene as investigations continue.

The house on Adams Street was extensively damaged by fire Picture: Aberdeen Fire & Rescue