Explosion, Fire Ravages Home in Claremont

An explosion and fire caused major damage Monday to a house in Claremont, but no injuries were reported.

The blast was reported about 2:55 p.m. at a one-story, single-family home in the 200 block of West 12th Street, near Harvard Avenue, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.

Reports from the scene showed firefighters pouring water on the heavily damaged structure, which was engulfed in smoke and flames when crews arrived.

Homes a block away from the property where the fire originated were damaged, according to the fire department, though it was unclear to what extent.

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