Sydney house destroyed in pre-dawn fire

Seven people have escaped a suspicious pre-dawn fire that destroyed a house in the Sydney suburb of Epping.

Firefighters found the house on Midson Road well alight when they arrived at 1.15am on Tuesday and evacuated neighbouring homes as a precaution. One resident of the destroyed home was taken to hospital to be treated for a small cut.

Police have established a crime scene to investigate the cause of the fire.