Investigators believe a car which was discovered on fire at Stathern was deliberately set alight.
Firefighters from Melton were called out to deal with the blaze, in Church Lane, just after 10pm.
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We arrived to find a four-by-four vehicle involved in fire and well alight.
“Breathing apparatus and a hose reel were used. The cause was believed to be deliberate ignition.”