Only a few smouldering pieces of wood remained of a home in Sharp Street, Yarrawonga after it caught alight on Sunday morning.
Leading Senior Constable Janis McMillan told the Yarrawonga Chronicle fire crews and police were called to the house fire around 6am and by that stage the fire “had already taken hold of the home”.
“Fortunately the single female occupant was not home at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported,” Leading Snr Cst McMillan said.
“Currently this fire is being treated as suspicious and an arson chemist has made a thorough investigation of the scene, his report is pending.
“The fire was fully extinguished by 2.30pm however the house unfortunately was totally destroyed.”
Tankers from Yarrawonga, Mulwala and Bundalong attended the scene as well as crews from Cobram and Sharp Street was closed between South Road and McLeod Street for the duration.
“Investigations are continuing into this incident and police are asking anyone with information or who may have seen something out of the ordinary to come forward and talk to us,” Leading Snr Cst McMillan said.
Anyone with information can call Yarrawonga Police on 5744 3641 or Detective Snr Cst Matt Prestage from Cobram CIU on 5871 2866.