Officers are appealing for information following a fire which woke residents.
Emergency services were called to Moor Street, Mansfield at around 2.40am on Saturday (15 January 2022) after reports of smoke coming from a property.
The fire was contained quickly and only a small amount of damage was caused. No injuries were reported.
Officers are now investigating this as an arson and are appealing for information which could help them in their investigation.
Detective Sergeant Jackie Price, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We have launched an arson investigation following this incident and would now appeal to the public for information.
“Thankfully this fire was contained and no injuries were sustained.
“Deliberately starting a fire is absolutely unacceptable. The consequences can be devastating and we will work with our colleagues at the fire service to fully investigate reports of arson and bring offenders to justice.
“We would urge anyone with information to get in touch with Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 76 of 15 January 2022.”