Reports claimed that petrol cans had been pushed into the door and set alight.
At around 2:50am on January 27, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue were called to Glamis Road, Basford to find a resident’s door in flames.
The incident was attended by fire crews from Stockhill and Arnold fire stations, leaving damage to only the door and window frames.
Hydrocarbon Detection Dogs, specially trained to enter dangerous buildings and find any remaining flammable liquids, were present to help the Fire Investigation Team in their efforts.
Nottinghamshire Police, Detective Sergeant Andy Buxton said: “This was incredibly frightening for those at the house to wake up in the early hours and find their front door alight… This is absolutely unacceptable.”
The Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Fire Investigation team are currently working with Nottinghamshire Police to make further inquiries into the incident.
“it is incredibly lucky no-one was physically harmed”
– Detective sergeant Buxton
“It is incredibly lucky no-one was physically harmed”, he added.
An arson investigation has been launched following this incident; “officers are working hard to gather the information we need. We would like to reassure people that we don’t believe there is any wider risk to the public and we continue our enquiries and investigation into this incident”, DS Buxton added.
Anyone with information that may help this investigation is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, state the incident number 38 of 27 January 2021.