Propane tank fire tears through Oak Park home

Posted at 10:20 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 01:20:28-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A propane tank exploded in the backyard of a home on the 5000 block of Dwight Street on Thursday evening, sparking a fire that spread through the grass and into the home itself.


Fire crews arrived at the scene of the fire around 7:00 p.m. and worked for about 40 minutes to put out the fire. 


The Red Cross also responded to the fire to tend to the five adults that evacuated the home.


A spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department estimated $200,000 of structural damage and $100,000 damage to the contents of the family home.