Monterey Park home destroyed by fire

MONTEREY PARK — A fire destroyed a Monterey Park home and caused a home oxygen system to explode early Sunday, however no injuries were reported, authorities said.
The fire was first reported at 1:43 a.m. in the 200 block of West Markland Drive, Monterey Park police Sgt. Dave Elliott said.
Firefighters from neighboring agencies helped Monterey Park firefighters attack the flames, the sergeant said.
At least one explosion heard emanating from the home was believed to have been caused by a burning home oxygen system used by an elderly resident, fire officials said.
Everyone had evacuated the home before officials arrived, and no injuries were reported, fire officials said.
A dollar-value estimate of the loss was not available early Sunday, however the home and its contents were believed to be a total loss.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation. Further details were not available Sunday.

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