Wood deck blown off house after explosion and fire

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fireThe Racine Fire Department was dispatched to a home on Melvin Ave. overnight for a after reported explosion and fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a number of small spot fires on the outside of the house. According to reports there was also damage to the exterior siding and to the wood deck on the rear of the house. Officials with the Racine Fire Department are reporting that the wood deck was blown approximately ten feet off the house.

Fire officials are currently investigating the cause of the fire.