No one was in the home when it caught on fire about 3 a.m., Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King said in a news release. Officials have not provided a description of a possible suspect.
“Examination of the structure determined that the explosion was caused by an air-fuel mixture, which then lit the residence on fire,” King said.
Authorities are offering $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the explosion.
Anyone with information about the explosion is asked to call the state’s fire investigations unit at 1‐800‐282‐5804. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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