A WOMAN survived an alleged arson attack in Ellesmere Port on Sunday.
Police and fire crews were called to a house on Carlton Crescent at 7am after a ground-floor window was smashed. An accelerant had been poured into the ground-floor room and set alight.
The female resident was asleep but was woken by her smoke alarm.
She was able to put out the fire herself. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
A joint investigation between the police and fire service is under way.
Cheshire police spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: “Thankfully the presence of a smoke alarm meant that the occupant of the premises was alerted to the fire, and acted swiftly in extinguishing the flames herself.
“As a precaution, and due to the fact that this was clearly a pre-planned arson attack, fire investigation attended the scene to assist detectives with the subsequent investigation.”