A smoke alarm woke a 15-year-old girl inside who managed to escape from a house fire that Queensland police believe was deliberately lit.

A teenage girl has escaped a house fire that may have been deliberately lit in central Queensland.

The fire started at a home in Bundaberg just before midnight on Friday.

A smoke alarm woke a 15-year-old girl, who managed to get out of the house just in time.

Police believe Chad Mclean Hunter, 32, may be able to assist them with their investigations and have called for him to come forward.