An attempted arson early Wednesday morning failed after a makeshift firebomb didn't go off, said Assistant Fire Marshal Scott Curry.

The attack, launched by an unknown suspect at a home at 1021 N. K St. around 2:38 a.m., consisted of a bottle stuffed with a burning rag and filled with gasoline, which was thrown through a window but failed to catch anything on fire, Curry said.

"The bottle itself landed in an empty bedroom, and then there was the smell of gasoline throughout the house," Curry said.

The house's occupants — one woman and four children — fled the home through a back window and were unharmed during the assault, Curry said.

The suspect, who has yet to be identified, remains at large.

"[The mother] may know some people she thinks it might be, but nobody has proof of anything at this point," Curry said. 

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