Updated 19 hours 51 minutes ago
NAMPA — An explosion and resulting fire destroyed a north Nampa home Friday afternoon.
Three people — a father and two sons — were in the home at the time of the explosion, but no one was injured, a Nampa Fire Department official said.
The explosion happened around noon and, according to a neighbor, blew the garage door off the two-story home on Thurgood Loop, northwest of the Idaho Center. An investigation by Nampa fire officials will attempt to determine the cause of the explosion and fire.
The home is a total loss, Nampa Deputy Fire Chief Doug Strosnider said.
It appeared the explosion and fire may have originated in the garage or the garage area of the home.
“I heard this explosion, it shook my windows,” said Kyle Hubbard, who lives across the street from the house the fire destroyed. “The flames were a good 15 or 20 feet above the house.”
Hubbard said the fire burned so hot, he moved the vehicle parked in his driveway closer to his house to get it away from the heat.
Most of the garage and a vehicle inside the garage were gutted by the fire, as well as a substantial portion of the rest of the house.
No other homes were damaged in the blaze. Five firefighting units responded to the fire, including one from Meridian.