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Fiery explosions, evacuations at Lemon Grove house fire

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 20:33:27-04

LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KGTV) - An explosive fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a home in Lemon Grove, Heartland Fire officials said.

The flames erupted at 1783 Dupont Drive just before 4 p.m. and were accompanied by explosions, according to firefighters. When crews arrived at the scene, the home was 50 percent engulfed in flames.

The Sheriff's Department told 10News neighboring homes were evacuated due to the safety risk.

Crews at the scene resuscitated a cat in the front yard, 10News reporter Matt Boone said. It ran away after crews helped it.

No one was injured.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.