THE steps of a Savile Town home were dowsed in petrol and set alight during an arson attack.
The fire on Saturday evening caused some damage to the house in Mill Street West but nobody was hurt.
Forensic teams have visited the house and police are checking CCTV footage from the area.
Officers are also looking for a man of medium build, 5ft 2ins to 5ft 4ins tall, with a round figure.
He had shoulder-length dark hair and wore light coloured trousers.
Anyone with information on the attack between 8.30pm and 8.45pm should phone Dewsbury CID on 01924 431022.