Police: Device thrown on Avondale home's porch causes fire

CINCINNATI -- A device was thrown onto the porch area of a multi-family home in Avondale early Thursday that caused a small fire.

The incident happened at about 2 a.m. at the home in the 3400 block of Harvey Avenue, according to police.

Officials say the "incendiary device" was a rock with liquid on it.

An incendiary device is described as a weapon designed to start fires or destroy sensitive equipment using fire, that use materials such as napalm, thermite or chlorine trifluoride.

The device caused a small fire that was put out by a resident before fire crews arrived on scene.

No injuries were reported.

The incident is under investigation.

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