An arson attack on the home of a painter and decorator could have been fatal, police say.
A 10m trail of petrol was poured on a path from the garage of a Yaldhurst Rd property, around the side of the house and onto the front door, before it was lit about 1am on Sunday.
The sole occupant of the house, who is still "shaken" after the ordeal, told The Star yesterday he woke up to the smell of smoke.
"I woke up straight away. I went into the empty bedroom near the front door and noticed the door was on fire. I called the fire brigade," he said.
Detective Phil McDonnell said it is likely the property was deliberately targeted. But he refused to say why.
The householder also refused to say why his house had been targeted.
"I've left it in the hands of the other people (police)," he said.
Fire safety officer Graeme Reid said the man extinguished the fire with a garden hose before firefighters arrived.