Arsonist are being blamed for a house fire on a Loughborough estate. Firefighters were called out to Manor Road, in Shelthorpe, at 1.45pm today, after neighbours reported smoke coming from the building. Two crews from Loughborough fire station attended the incident, where they found a fire in the kitchen of the property. A fire service spokeswoman said: "They managed to deal with the fire pretty quickly and stop it from spreading. "The stop message was received by control at 14.07pm." She added: "The semi-detached property was empty at the time but police were requested to assist after neighbours reported having seen youths trying to start fires inside the building earlier. "The cause of the fire was deliberate, with slight damage to the kitchen and bedroom floor above."