A man is due in court, today, after an arson attack in Sunderland.
Firefighters were called to a house in Appleby Square at 5.04am on Sunday.
Christopher McGow, 25, of Roker Avenue, has been charged with two counts of criminal damage, breach of bail conditions, burglary, assault occaisioning ABH, arson with intent to endanger life and arson - criminal damage.
He was due to appear before Sunderland Magistrates Court, today.
Anyone with information to the fire is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote reference number 280 04/10/15 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.