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Man airlifted for burns after explosion, house fire in Adelanto

A cat was rescued, a dog is missing, and a man suffered burns to his face and arms.

ADELANTO Calif. ( A man was airlifted with burns after his family’s house caught fire following an explosion.

It happened just after 7:00 p.m. on the 10500 block of Teakwood Way in Adelanto near Providence Road.

When San Bernardino County Firefighters arrived on scene, they encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the two-story house.

Neighbors told Victor Valley News they heard two explosions and then heard the sound of shattering glass.

The strong force of the explosion caused the front window of the home and its curtains to blow outwards onto the front lawn.

“I ran outside and saw flames coming from the back of the house, I thought the fire was going to spread to other houses because the flames and the wind were out of control,” said a neighbor.

A woman who owns the home told Victor Valley News that her son woke her up and said the house was on fire but said she didn’t know how it started.

“My son had third-degree burns to his arms and face, but I’m just glad we all made it out alive,” said the woman.

Firefighters rescued one cat that remained inside the burning home for nearly 20 minutes.

However, the homeowner said one of her dogs ran away as they escaped from the house. She is hoping neighbors will find her and bring her back. She described the dog as a black female Pomeranian.

The Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Team were dispatched to the location to investigate the exact cause of the fire.

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