Oak Lawn house explosion: Man, Arunas Samoska, charged with arson in explosion at own home on West Court

Arunas Samoska

January 13, 2014 10:20:19 AM PST
An Oak Lawn man is facing multiple counts of arson after an explosion and fire over the weekend at his home.

The explosion early Saturday morning damaged part of the home on the 8900-block of West 55th Court.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire. No one was hurt in the blast, although two neighboring homes were damaged.

Police arrested the man, Arunas Samoska, after he allegedly admitted to blowing up his home.

Authorities say Samoska poured gasoline throughout the house. They believe the vapors ignited and caused the explosion.

Samoska was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.


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