About 30 minutes earlier another house fire was reported across the county in the city of Mission. This was reported just before 3 p.m along the 600-block of Thornwood street.

Mission fire wasn’t immediately available for comment.  But witnesses tell Fox 2 they called 911 after hearing explosions at the residence.

The homeowner is still trying to figure out what happened.

“Nobody was home, but my dog died. I bought this home in 1998, it cost a lot of money, and now it will cost more,” explains Robert Garza, homeowner

He adds that his sister-in-law and her children are living with him, but luckily nobody was home. The cause is still unknown.