ARSONISTS set fire to an empty house.
Firefighters were called to the derelict two-storey house in Doxford Park, Sunderland, on Saturday evening.
A crew from North Moor station spent two hours tackling the blaze at Seatoller Court, which is due to be demolished.
The fire, which was reported at 10.10pm, was started deliberately.
Police are now investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 101.