Firefighters were working to secure a gas leak after a possible explosion destroyed a home and damaged another in Oxnard early Thursday.
At least three homes have been evacuated in the 1600 block of East 1st Street after flames ripped through a home, which was not occupied at the time, Oxnard Fire Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez said. No injuries were reported.
Firefighters arrived about 2:50 a.m. to discover the home fully engulfed in flames, possibly from a gas leak explosion, he said.
As firefighters doused the flames, the home began collapsing and a gas line was sheared.
Flames also spread to a neighbor's home, damaging it and displacing four occupants, Martinez said.