A mother and two children have escaped serious injury in a fire at their home in Birmingham.
West Midlands Fire Service said the blaze at a property in Overbury Road, Northfield, just before 1am, is being treated as arson.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "The initial reports were that the three people from the property were trapped on a balcony. Colleagues from the fire service brought all three down.
"The ambulance staff checked them over but none required hospital treatment."