Arrest over suspicious Vic house fire

Callum Godde

A suspected arsonist has been arrested after a fire caused extensive damage to a house in regional Victoria.

Firefighters were called to the burning home in Lake Tyers, near Lakes Entrance in East Gippsland, about 3.30am on Friday.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious with a local 38-year-old man assisting officers after being arrested on the scene.