The woman, who lives in the 2300 block of Turkey Trail Drive in Hephzibah, told officers that at about 1 a.m. she was awakened by a loud bang at her front door. When she went to check on the noise she saw flames coming from the bottom of the door. The woman was able to put out the fire on her own.
Officers determined that a Molotov cocktail had been thrown but did not explode. The crime is considered arson in the first degree.