A derelict bungalow not lived in for a decade has gone up in flames.
Fire crews tackled the suspicious blaze in Graystone Road, Whitstable , in the early hours of this morning.
They spent hours extinguishing the fire, which has left the home in a wreckage.
Police, who were also in attendance, are now treating the incident suspicious and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Neighbour Peter Bressington said: "You could see the flames on the roof of the bungalow - it's been totally destroyed.
"It's hasn't been lived in for about 10 years and it's been in a state of disrepair.
"We were woken up by blue flashing lights at about 3.15am.
"The fire service was here for about two-and-a-half hours."
No one is believed to have been inside the building at the time of the fire, and no one was reported injured.
Anyone with information or who witnessed anything suspicious in the area, is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/175288/20.