A man is being sought by police after a house in Invercargill was destroyed by fire earlier this week.

The incident occurred on Monday between 9.30pm and 10pm where a house on Crinan St went up in flames.

Police said a male was seen entering an address a short time before the fire. He has been described as of short and skinny build wearing a black tight fitting hoodie.

Anyone with information that may help to identify the man can contact Detective Constable Alun Griffiths on 03 211400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.