Seven people were forced to flee to safety after fire broke out at a house in Milton Keynes.
The blaze destroyed much of the two storey building at Two Mile Ash as well as two cars parked outside on the drive.
Police have yet to rule out arson.
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A misty start in places then a mainly sunny day with all parts expected to remain dry.