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NEW INFORMATION: Ora Drive fire damage
WEST PENSACOLA -- People living in a West Pensacola neighborhood woke up to loud explosions Friday morning when a house caught fire. It happened on Ora Drive around 3:30 in the morning. The fire marshal says the explosions neighbors heard most likely came from aerosol cans found in the debris.
The loud bangs served as an unwelcome wake-up call for most of the residents.
"A whole bunch of explosions and the flames were over the trees" said McKenzie Bogan.
"Everybody was like, you hear that, you hear that, but there was no way you couldn't hear it" said Josh Keller.
Joshua Keller lives a few houses down from the home that caught fire.
"If we would have had a good gust of wind blowing it probably would have caught the woods over there on fire then we would have had something on our hands over there where I stay at" said Keller.
The fire caused major damage to the walls and roof, and two vehicles parked underneath melted pieces of awning. The fire was put out in about 30 minutes.
Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the side of the house.
Neighbors say a woman lives in the home, but she was not inside the home when the fire started.
"At least she wasn't in there. She stays by herself since her husband passed away" said Keller.
The fire damaged 60% of the home racking up an estimated $70,000 dollars in damage.