INVESTIGATION has started to determine the cause of a fire which destroyed a home at Burenitu Village, Ra, on Saturday.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said a 53-year-old farmer was homeless after the incident.
She said a neighbour saw smoke coming out from inside the home and raised the alarm, however, attempts to extinguish the fire proved futile.
Ms Naisoro said the incident occurred around 1pm when the house was vacant.
Damage is estimated at $18,000.
She added the fire was believed to have started from an electrical fault.