A family of three lost their Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo home in a fire of unknown origin last evening.
Police said Savitree Kodai, her husband and son were not at home when the blaze started around 6.45pm.
The family was about two corners away from their home when they were told that their house was on fire.
The fire service was alerted and subsequently extinguished the fire.
An investigation has since been launched to ascertain the origin of the fire, police added.