Monterey Park Neighborhood Evacuated After House Explodes

A series of explosions shook a home in Monterey Park Sunday morning, forcing police to evacuate the area, authorities said.

The explosions touched off a raging fire just before 2 a.m. at the corner of West Markland Dr. and Ferdinand Ave.

Flames could be seen shooting through the home’s roof and windows.

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Smoke could be seen pouring from the house (KTLA)

Everyone inside the house managed to escape uninjured.  But the large structure appeared to be a total loss, according to the Monterey Park Fire Department.

About a dozen homes in the area had to be evacuated, and neighbors said they were rattled by the situation.

“I was watching TV and playing with my dog. I heard a big explosion.  It sounded like a bomb,” area resident Hector Valdez said.

Firefighters described the blasts as “unusual.”

The cause was under investigation.