As live ammunition exploded amid downed power lines, firefighters were were unable to approach a burning home off of Wild Horse Valley Road last night.
Instead of battling the flames, firefighters were forced to shelter behind their engines during a series of explosions inside the home, including a loud report that sent embers and burning paper debris 100 feet into the air.
Shell casings littered the driveway along with ammunition boxes. The house burned to the ground. An automobile was destroyed as well.
There were no reports of any injuries and CalFire officials said the cause of the blaze is under investigation
Update from Bay City News Service:
The one-alarm house fire in the 1000 block of Mustang Road, east of the city, was reported at 9:41 p.m., according to Napa County fire dispatcher Jennifer Neal.
Arriving firefighters found the house engulfed in flames. The fire was contained at 11:19 p.m., Neal said.
One elderly man who was displaced by the fire was able to get out of the home safely.
Firefighters responded from Napa County fire and CalFire, the dispatcher said.
PG&E crews were also called to the fire site after power lines went down, Neal said.
According to a 9:09 a.m. report in the , the fire caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damage.