Witnesses report of explosion during first-alarm house fire in Scottsdale

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Witnesses reported of hearing an explosion during a first-alarm house fire in Scottsdale Tuesday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Witnesses reported of hearing an explosion during a first-alarm house fire in Scottsdale Tuesday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Folio said there were several reports of witnesses hearing an explosion during the fire and one of the walls of the house was blown outward, not inwards, coinciding with the reports. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Folio said there were several reports of witnesses hearing an explosion during the fire and one of the walls of the house was blown outward, not inwards, coinciding with the reports. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
When fire crews arrived on scene they found a fully-involved structure with a lot of fire in the front but were able to get it under control. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) When fire crews arrived on scene they found a fully-involved structure with a lot of fire in the front but were able to get it under control. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Witnesses reported of hearing an explosion during a first-alarm house fire in Scottsdale Tuesday morning, according to Scottsdale fire Capt. Dave Folio.

Around 4:30 a.m., fire crews got a call for the fire near 78th Street and Moreland Street.

Folio said there were several reports of witnesses hearing an explosion during the fire and one of the walls of the house was blown outward, not inwards, coinciding with the reports.

When fire crews arrived on scene they found a fully-involved structure with a lot of fire in the front. 

Crews were able to make entry through the rear and made a primary all-clear for any occupants.

They immediately began to worry about exposure to the nearby houses from this first-alarm fire but luckily, they were able to get the blaze under control before that happened.

Folio said one woman, who got out safely, will be displaced from the fire and no injuries have been reported.

Fire personnel will be out there for awhile making sure all the hot spots are out at the fire.

Fire investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of the fire and what may have caused the reported explosion.

Folio said there is no gas line into the home and there was no oxygen tanks or other sources that could have caused the explosion.

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