Police are treating a fire which destroyed a home at Muswellbrook overnight as suspicious.

Firefighters from Muswellbrook and Aberdeen were called to the fibro and tile home on Brooks Street just before 2.00am on Friday to find half the property already up in flames.

They took two hours to fully extinguish and mop up the fire.

No-one was home at the time and Police have set up a crime scene as investigations continue.

Firefighters arrived to find half the house already up in flames. Picture Aberdeen Fire & Rescue