Bedfordshire Police is appealing for information following a suspected arson attack in Wootton.
At around 4.50am on Saturday (23 May), emergency services were called to a block of flats in Harris Way following reports that a fire had broken out.
Occupants were evacuated safely.
PC Zoe Keepin, investigating, said:
“This is a terrible incident and fortunately residents were quickly and safely evacuated.
“We believe this fire was started deliberately and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen someone they don’t know enter or leave the building.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, or use the Force’s online reporting centre, quoting reference number 40/27669/20.
Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.