An investigation has revealed a fire at a house being built in Winsford was started deliberately.
Firefighters were called to the large two storey detached property on Woodford Lane West at around 10:13pm last night (Sunday 19 March).
Police cordoned off the area, while crews from Winsford, Middlewich and Chester tackled the blaze.
A thermal imaging camera was also used to check that the fire was out before crews left.
The house was in the process of being built, so no one was living there at the time.
Cheshire Police are urging anyone with any information about how the blaze started to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.