Oroville, Calif.--The call came in at about 6:30 this evening when a single family home was fully engulfed on Virginia Avenue.
Eight different units responded, including El Medio, Butte County and Chico fire departments.
They received initial reports that there were people injured in the area of the fire, but when they arrived on scene, a fire official told Action News Now they were unable to locate anyone.
One witness told us that she heard explosions coming from the home.
"The sky was filled with black smoke and I didn't know what was going off exploding, it kind of frightened me,” said Angelina Fontaine.
David Hilson, battalion chief with the Oroville Fire Department, said "it created some complexities for the incident because we had to get units into an area that's not easily accessible and it was threatening two other structures."
It's still not clear what it was that exploded.
There were fields behind the home that were also at risk of burning, but Hilson said they were able to contain the vegetation fire to just half an acre.
He went on to say that they have not been able to get in contact with the homeowners yet.
The cause for tonight's fire remains under investigation.More