Detective Inspector Deborah Eakin said:
“At approximately 3 am yesterday morning police received a report that a gas pipe had been broken and set on fire.
“A man who was in the property at the time was uninjured however, this wreckless act could have turned out very differently.
“All lines of enquiry are being followed at this time and I would appeal to anyone who has information, witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact detectives at Antrim CID on the non-emergency number 101.
“Or if someone would like to pass information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”