The fire service were called to reports of a fire at a property on Castle Road, Ellacombe at around 10.30pm last night (1st Jan)
Appliances from Torquay and Paignton attended the incident.
The fire was started in a bin but had spread to a nearby property.
A gas engineer was also requested to attend as the gas inlet had been affected.
The fire service have stated that the fire had been deliberately started in a bin and had spread to a gas main box and 10 square meters of a lean too plastic roofing.
Police are investigating