Police are investigating a suspected report of arson in Claxton Bay.
The victim, a 59-year-old man, told police that around 10 pm on Sunday night he was asleep at his home along Samad Ali Trace when he heard loud noises.
The victim said he saw a man that he knows at his front door, holding a bottle. The man began throwing the contents of the bottle onto the ground, before pulling out a match and setting the contents on fire.
The victim, afraid for his life, escaped through a nearby window. He then observed that his house was on fire.
The fire services were contacted and officers from the Savonetta Fire Station, led by FSO Mayers, responded.
The structure was destroyed, but officers were able to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading to nearby homes.