10/29/2013 01:04 EDT | Updated 12/29/2013 05:12 EST

Thornhill home was target of incendiary device, police say

Someone attempted to throw "an incendiary device" through the front window of a Thornhill home this morning, though police say the homeowner woke up and managed to put out a small fire that resulted.

York Regional Police say that a man living at a house on Oakhurst Drive woke up at 4 a.m. to the sound of breaking glass.

The homeowner quickly extinguished a small fire that started. Police say the house suffered minor damage.

Investigators have since determined that the front window was broken first and then a suspect attempted to throw the device through it.

Police want to speak with anyone who saw suspicious vehicles or individuals on Oakhurst Drive this morning. Investigators can be reached at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441. Information can also be passed on to police through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.