Wood deck blown off Racine house after report of explosion, fire

RACINE -- Racine firefighters were dispatched to a home on Melvin Ave. overnight after a report of an explosion and fire.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, there were a number of small spot fires on the outside of the house. There was also damage to the exterior siding and to the wood deck on the rear of the house. In fact, officials say the wood deck was blown approximately ten feet off the house.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.