A WIGAN family acted swiftly to smother a smoke bomb that had been pushed through their letter-box in the middle of the night.
Police are now investigating the incident that occurred just before midnight on Saturday at Wood Green Gardens, Kitt Green.
The bomb caused damage to the hallway of the property.
Wigan watch manager Dave Holden said: “Thankfully some of the occupants were still up when the smoke bomb came through the door.
“There were young children in the house, if everyone had already gone to bed this could have been a very serious incident.
“They managed to put the smoke bomb out themselves before we attended but there was heavy smoke damage.”