Man charged after house destroyed in blaze

A 49-year-old Newtown man has been charged with arson after a house was destroyed in Queensland's Lockyer Valley.

Police were called to Clive Crescent, Withcott, at 9.10pm on Friday to find the home completely engulfed in flames.

The female occupant escaped before calling for help. A man located nearby was taken to Toowoomba Hospital with smoke inhalation and suspected burns before being discharged.

He will appear in Toowoomba Magistrate's Court on Saturday.