A woman living in a Fairview neighbourhood where there was a failed firebombing early Monday morning says she's 'terrified' and upset police didn't keep people informed.

Just before 2 a.m. police were called to a home in the 0-100 block of McFatridge Road. The caller said something had smashed the front window of the home.

Police said when they arrived they found two broken bottles on the ground. They said the bottles contained some sort of accelerant but they did not ignite.

Andrea and her three children have lived on McFatridge Road for three years. She said when she opened the window Monday morning she could smell some sort of chemical. 

“I woke up to police in the front, dogs, dogs barking, and  when I opened up the window I could smell a really strange smell. It smelled almost like nail polish remover, or turpentine," said said.

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The window of this house was smashed when someone attempted to throw a Molotov cocktail through it. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

Officers and a canine unit searched the area but no arrests were made.

Andrea said she's upset investigators didn't tell them more.

“Terrified. I don’t want to be here anymore. I’m really angry with the [Halifax police] because nobody let us know. I think that’s important — and we have other tenants on the other side of us and nobody was told anything and they left and not a word was said to any of us,” she said.

Police ask anyone with information to call or contact Crime Stoppers.