NEW BEDFORD - A small fire in a home is under investigation in New Bedford's near north end.

New Bedford Police and Fire personnel responded to a report of a fire inside a residence at 475 Coggeshall Street at 1:42 a.m. Monday. The occupants of the home told officials a curtain was on fire. The fire was extinguished before firefighters arrived. The flames only damaged the curtain and some nearby clothes.

The fire has been deemed suspicious in nature.

New Bedford Police and Fire Departments are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call New Bedford Police at 508-991-6350, the anonymous tip line at 508-992-7463, or tip@newbedfordpd.com.