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UPDATE: Police say Wausau explosion was deliberately set

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 WAUSAU (WAOW) -- According to authorities, the fire and several explosions that destroyed a Wausau home Friday night was deliberately set.

After an investigation by the state Fire Marshall, an inspector with the Wausau Fire Department tells Newsline 9 it was arson.

Crews were called to a home on Chicago Ave. around 10:20pm Friday. Firefighters report hearing several small explosions as they entered the building, which raised suspicions.

The Wausau Police Department is now leading an investigation and authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fire.

People with any information are asked to call the state's Arson Hotline at 1-800-362-3005.

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