Sussex Fire

December 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Firefighters said it was an explosive situation Sunday morning at the fire on Sussex at Del Mar.You can see the destruction left behind by the flames and also a series of explosions. Firefighters said the place was covered in flames when they got there, and then they heard the explosions, which sounded a lot like bombs.

The homeowner was gone overnight, but he knows what caused the big booms

Virgil Strait said a neighbor heard the explosions all the way down the block and thought it was bombs going off.

Firefighters said their main goal when they heard the explosions was to stay safe and protect the neighboring homes.

Strait has lived in the home since 1970 and neighbors came by to give him their sympathies about losing the place.

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