Fire tears through Volusia County home, ammo inside explodes



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A Volusia County home was destroyed Saturday following a house fire where ammunition inside the house started to go off and cause explosions.

No one was hurt during the fire.

The fire started around 4 a.m. Saturday and flames were still shooting out of the home on Kilgore Drive at 6 a.m.

Volusia County Fire Services said when they arrived the home was fully involved and ammunition inside the home was exploding.

They also said the homeowner was out of the country, and the homeowner’s son, who lives there, was at his sister's house when the fire was reported.

"The flames were just huge and when I got here it was just smoke and rubble," said 19-year-old Jake Nehme. "It's a feeling of emptiness when you can loook straight from the front of your home and see straight to your backyard. When you see it and feel it, it is just a complete disappointment."

Nehme said the decision to stay at his sister's house may have saved his life.

"I am glad no one was here when it happened," he said.

Twenty-eight firefighters from Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Volusia County were called in to help put the fire out.

LGPA Boulevard was closed for several hours but was reopened by 7 a.m.

The State Fire Marshall said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.