Nelson police say a man was lucky to escape without injury after a molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of his house.
A smoke alarm woke the man on Saturday night, and he managed to put out a small fire in his lounge.
The police have charged a two women, aged 17 and 20, with throwing the molotov cocktails from outside the house in Warren Kelly Street in Richmond.
A 20-year-old man was also arrested. Police say the trio knew the victim.
All three will be back in court next month.