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House explodes, catches on fire in Fontana

February 9, 2010 12:05:31 AM PST
Authorities said no one was injured after a house exploded and caught on fire in Fontana on Monday night. A neighbor called 911 after hearing a loud noise in the 16400 block of Diamond Lane at about 10:20 p.m.

"I was sitting at my desk on the computer, and I heard a bang, and the house shook and it kind of felt like a jet flew over, like a sonic boom," said Fontana resident Mike Sninjders.

One woman was inside the home at the time of the fire. Falling debris woke her up, and she scrambled out of the house, escaping just in time.

Firefighters knocked down the flames in less than an hour. They believe a heater caused the explosion by igniting gas in the attic.