FIRE crews from Malton and Pickering were called out during the early hours of yesterday morning after arsonists set fire to a car.
The alarm was raised at 3.45am and by the time they arrived at the scene the blaze had spread to a nearby home.
Four adults and a child managed to escape unharmed. It is believed that the fire started in the boot of the car.
Firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reels to tackle the flames.