PoliceÂ are appealing for information following a fire at an address on Abraham Street, Blackburn.
The fire occurred at around 6.30am on Thursday 25 September. It is believed that someone set fire to the shed in the rear yard of the address and a wheelie bin at the side of the house. The flames from the shed spread to the guttering at the rear of the property.
DC Mark Hutchinson said:Â â€œFortunately the occupants of the house, a mother and her two young children, were alerted to the fire by a neighbour and they were able to call the fire service before the whole house set fire.
â€œI would urge anyone who has any information about the fire or who saw anybody acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident to contact us on 101 quoting EA1419094.â€
Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.