LAWTON, Okla._ We're following new information on a house fire Thursday evening in Lawton. The Fire Marshal's office now says it was arson.
The blaze was reported around 6:15 p.m. at a home near Southwest 3rd and Washington Avenue. Smoke was pouring out of the second floor when firefighters arrived. Around the same time of the fire, a man who lives at the home turned himself into the Comanche County Detention Center. Investigators say he later confessed to grabbing two gas cans from his backyard and pouring gasoline throughout the home before setting it on fire. He was reportedly upset because his wife had left the house to get paperwork to file for divorce. The husband was arrested for Arson in the Second Degree and booked into the Lawton City Jail.