An investigation has begun after a firework was set alight inside the doorway to a house.
Firefighters and police were called to Galashiels Grove in Shiney Row at 10pm yesterday after the attack was reported.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Police are carrying out inquiries and are appealing for witnesses to come forward."
No one was injured in the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, incident number 1475 of 5/11/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.