Several explosions after house and 2 cars burned in Fountain Tuesday

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FOUNTAIN, Colo. — At least one woman and her animals are out of their home Tuesday night, and for the forseeable future, after a destructive morning fire in Fountain – complete with a round of explosions.

The incident began as a car fire at a home on Flying F Road just after 5:30 a.m.

Fire Chief James Maxon said the flames spread quickly, first to a detached garage, then into the attic of the single-family home.

On scene, firefighters said they heard an explosion and part of a portable oxygen cylinder flew out of the house and across the street.

Part of a portable oxygen cylinder. / Fountain Fire Department

Firefighters reported several more explosions followed, as ammunition inside the home exploded.

The woman who lives there was able to get out safely with all of her animals, but her home and both of her vehicles were destroyed.

“It was really frightening to see flames shooting up, and because it was dark it obviously lights up the neighborhood sky, and all the neighbors heard,” said neighbor Kallene Casias. “We had friends coming down from Colorado Springs and they said that they could see the flames from Colorado Springs as they were coming south.”

The fire is under investigation and the Fire Marshal is working to determine the cause of the fire.

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