TASMANIA Fire Service and police will today begin investigations into a house fire at Rocherlea last night.
Shortly after 9.35pm the fire service was called to a Housing Tasmania property in King Billy Crescent, which was totally destroyed.
It is the second house fire at Rocherlea in the past week after a Housing Tasmania property in Westringia Court was damaged by fire last Monday night.
Rocherlea station officer Roger Whittle said the fire appeared to be suspicious.
"It's gone right through the whole house and up into the roof quite quickly," Mr Whittle said.
Mr Whittle said he thought the fire may have started in the front main room of the house, which was totally gutted and the windows blown out, but said he could not say for sure until after the fire service and the police did their investigation.
The back of the house also had some windows blown out but did not appear to be as damaged as the front of the property.
A white van parked in the driveway was not damaged.
Mr Whittle estimated the damage at somewhere between $180,000 and $200,000.
He said the property was unoccupied at the time.
"We understand they moved out two weeks ago but there's a few personal belongings and a van parked there," he said.
Police spoke to neighbours and surrounding residents who came out to watch the blaze last night.
Detective Sergeant Sally Cottrell said anyone with information or anyone who witnessed the fire was asked to contact their local station.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.