Explosive Device Sparks Florida House Fire

Police say the force of the explosion blew the home's windows out over 90 feet.


Police in Palm Bay, Fla., are investigating several suspicious house fires -- including one involving an explosive device, according to Local 6 News.
The first fire occurred about 2:30 a.m. at a wood frame home on the 700 block of Altona Street. The homeowner was at work at the time of the fire, officials said.
"It appears that it was started by some sort of explosive. The windows were blown out over 90 feet from the structure," said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department.
Palm Bay Fire Rescue crews responded and put the blaze out, Local 6 News partner Florida Today reported. The home also had heavy smoke damage, officials said.
A second suspicious fire was reported about 8 a.m. at a home on the 2100 block of Park Lane. Investigators would not say if the two fires were linked, according to Local 6 News
"We're looking at them as being arsons," Martinez said.
Anyone with information in the cases is asked to call police at 952-3456.
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