MASSILLON, OH (WOIO) - Massillon Police now say a mother and her 19-year-old son are accused of setting fire to their North Avenue NE home, causing a massive explosion.
Police issued warrants for their arrests today.
Investigators ruled out natural gas as a cause of the house explosion at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, January 12.
Police are not saying how the mother-son duo may have started the fire.
The house was leveled.
The 19-year-old was inside the house at the time of the blast. He was taken to Akron Childrens Hospital for burns.
The state fire marshal's office is assisting in the investigation.