Police reportedly apprehended a suspect after his wife said he poured gasoline over their home at 7 Fremont St. late Saturday night.
Neighbors said they believed small children live at the home, though it was unclear whether anyone else was present at the time of the attack.
No official information about the incident was immediately available Saturday.
Resident Maria Gilonna said she smelled a strong odor of gas coming out of the home.
"The fire truck went into my driveway so I thought it was maybe the elderly woman next to my house," Gilonna wrote. "When I walked up to (the home) the smell (was) stronger."
The home was put on the market for sale in September, according to real estate records.
Update: Mayor Gary Christenson responded to our request for comment:
"All I can say at this point is that an arrest was made and the family as well as our officers are okay," he said over text.
"Credit to our police department - they are continuing with their K-9 sweep of the city," he added. "This is the sixth sweep, including last night's sweep."