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UPDATE: Authorities investigating three-alarm fire in Central Falls as arson

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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WLNE) — The three-alarm fire that damaged a Central Falls home Monday morning is now being investigated as arson.

Central Falls Police along with the State Fire Marshal determined the fire to be intentionally set, making it first degree arson.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating witnesses, surveillance video, or any other information to help find the suspect.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Central Falls Police and Fire responded to the home on Central Street around 2 a.m. Monday.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the porch engulfed in flames.

The owner was asleep at the time, and awoke to the sound of an explosion.

He was able to escape the home uninjured.

Anyone with information is urged to call the State Fire Marshal’s TIPS line at 401-383-7723 or the Central Falls Police Department at 401-727-7411.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 401-727-7420.

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