By Gaby Richmond-Reck
Firefighters stretched a 2 1/2-inch crosslay to the front door, where a heavy body of fire was venting. At this time, a large explosion occurred in the front room of the home, driving the crew off the front porch and causing the officer-in-charge to switch to a defensive attack.
Shortly thereafter, several more violent explosions were noted, keeping the firefighters in a defensive mode. It was later determined that the explosions were caused by oxygen cylinders that had been stored in the home.
Firefighters remained on scene for three and a half hours. The fire is listed as suspicious undetermined.