Today, 4/12/23, at around 12:27pm Deputies from the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office, Troopers from the Michigan State Police and Alpena Township Rescue/Fire responded to 522 Michigan St, in Alpena Township, on a report of an explosion at the home. On arrival, it was determined that there were no people in the home. Neighbors reported seeing a white male, balding in his late 40’s, jump out of a back window of the home as the fire started. Neighbors reported the smell of gasoline just prior. Fire Personnel were able to bring the fire under control quickly. The homeowner and her child were found safe away from the scene. Law enforcement believes they have a suspect identified and are actively seeking him. Law enforcement are still on the scene and the Michigan State Police Arson Investigator is en route to the scene. The suspect is not believed to be a danger to the public at this time.