Firefighters were called to a fire outside a house in Colburn last night.
The incident was report at around 11.30pm.
Colburn and Richmond crews attended.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival crews confirmed a small fire confined to a plant pot in the porch area.
“The fire was out on arrival and crews carried out an inspection using a thermal imaging camera and completed a ‘safe and well’ visit.”
The fire was started deliberately, the spokesperson added.