FIVE youths were seen running away from a bed and wardrobe that had been set on fire.
Cosham fire crews were called to Dundas Lane, Copnor, at 7pm last night and found the dumped furniture had been lit under a canopy.
Hampshire Police said that the group, believed to be both male and female, were seen running away towards Morrisons.
They said that the fire was started maliciously.
Cosham fire crews were also called out to Northern Road, Cosham, to put out a bin fire.