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Thousand Oaks house fire causes explosions

Firefighters respond to a house fire in the 1100 block of Foxglove Court in Thousand Oaks, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (RMG News HD)

March 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Thousand Oaks family is safe Monday after escaping massive flames that erupted from their two-story home.

Authorities say the fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in the in the 1100 block of Foxglove Court. The flames started in the garage and spread to the rest of the house, even causing explosions, Ventura County fire officials said.

"When I opened the garage door it was dark and smoky," homeowner Fred Hall said.

Hall, 51, was working on the computer when the smoke alarm went off, he said. The fire started in the back of the house near the laundry area, which initially made Hall believe the fire may have started in the dryer.

He added that the explosions occurred "after the fire was well underway" and doesn't know what could have caused them.

Hall, his wife and three sons escaped unharmed.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.

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