Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a fire in Seaforth on Wednesday night (5 April 2017).
Officers were called shortly after 10.30pm as firefighters from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MF&RS) were putting out the fire at an address on Thornton Road, Seaforth.
It is believed that the fire was deliberately started by two men, seen outside the property, who escaped in a car.
The family who lived at the address, a 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl, managed to get out of the property unharmed prior to the arrival of MF&RS.
The investigation is in its early stages, although It is believed that this property was mistakenly targeted and that the offenders were potentially targeting another house nearby.
Detective Inspector Graeme Robson, said: “We are extremely fortunate that no-one was injured during this incident and an investigation is ongoing to find those responsible. Crime Scene Investigators will be working alongside specialist investigators from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and detectives will be viewing CCTV from the area in a bid to find those responsible.
“As a result of the actions of these offenders a family have now been forced out of their home, I would appeal to anyone who knows who is responsible for this despicable act to come forward so that we can find them and put them before the courts.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sefton CID on 0151 777 3059 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.