Intense Victorville House Explosion Caught on Camera Leaves Woman Injured

Calls started pouring into Sheriff's dispatch reporting the loud explosion and a house on fire.

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Where once stood a single story stucco home with a tile roof, now rests construction rubble and unrecognizable furnishings. The cause of the blast is a mystery.

Neighbors say it’s a miracle no one was killed. But one victim remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

A man whose doorbell camera caught the explosion at 14973 Adalane Court admits he slept through it all.

But fellow neighbor Donte Stewart says it jolted him awake just before 3 a.m.

“Sounded like a car crashing into a house," said Donte Stewart. "Came outside checked, seen the house was on fire, the lady was in the backyard. Burn marks all over.”

Victorville police say a patrol officer heard the blast and arrived within a minute to find the victim outside and her destroyed home ablaze.

They confirm she was home alone and rushed to a burn center.


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Neighbors say they heard her screams shared photos of the flames and debris that punched out windows across the street.

"We thought it was a earthquake," said Maria Navarez. "Sounded like a bomb."

Kassandra Navarez says the garage door was split in half.

"One piece here, one piece here," she said. "Their front door in three pieces all over our yard. There was glass everywhere.”

For awhile residents say they were confined to their homes by police who called it a crime scene.

David Brown lives blocks away and came by for a closer look.

“It shook the whole house," he said. "Woke us up. My head snapped up off the pillows. Dog gave a little bark. The wife screamed. Honestly I thought it was fireworks!”

Public works surveyed the rubble including a blast damaged home now red tagged right next door. The local utility company said that a gas leak was not to blame.

My heart goes out to the lady," Brown said. "I got four girls at home. I can’t imagine. I mean, the cars sitting right there."

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