Mel Sullivan was asleep early Tuesday morning when she woke to the sound of police banging on her door.
She rushed to answer it only to see her bins had been stacked on top of each other out the front of the house and set on fire.
"It obviously scared me because I didn't know what was going on," she said.
"A few houses down from me, they got video footage of the person walking up the road and they just picked my house at random out of everyone's in the street.
"It's quite frightening, you don't want to go to sleep at night because you're a bit worried that someone is going to come back and do it again."
Her four kids were asleep at the time of the blaze and weren't aware anything had taken place until the morning.
"One of my neighbours said it was burning for a good 45 minutes before they called police because their dog woke them up to it. We were very lucky they woke up and realised it was on fire," she added.
"The bins had just been emptied on the Monday, so there was nothing in them so they must have had some kind of lighter fluid to actually get the fire going."
Ms Sullivan, who has lived at her home in Bundarra Crescent for a little more than three years, said this wasn't the first time something like this had taken place.
"There's a lot of things that happen in this area. In Maroo Road two or three months back someone's car was burnt out in the middle of the road," she said.
"I have people knocking on my door all the time looking to buy drugs. I'm not sure if they're just scoping out my house or they think someone who used to live here still does."
Ms Sullivan said she and other neighbours made statements to police about the incident. Police were contacted for comment but were unavailable.
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