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Structure Fire In Princeton, Iowa

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Crews remain on the scene of a house fire in Princeton, Iowa that sent one woman to the hospital and sent flames high into the air.

Oxygen tanks caused the explosion. Ten of them were inside the house when fire started, several of them now look like shards of metal.

The police chief says a couple exploded after fire crews arrived complicating firefighting efforts. It had to be fought from far away to be safe, also important to keep neighbors back for their safety. Quite a few heard the explosions from inside their homes and came outside to see this house on the corner in flames.

They say the situation was very frightening.

"Like a bomb went off. It was kind of scary," neighbor Jaydon Biles said. "The ground shook. Windows rattled and stuff."

"I talked to all of my neighbors and they all said that they could hear the booms," neighbor Peggy Welke said. "And my brother-in-law actually went into my yard and said he felt them and he was afraid things were going to start flying. So he went closer to my house and he says it literally shook."

No damage to surrounding homes has been reported. The woman inside the house when the fire started was able to make it out safely, taken to the hospital as a precaution.

No word yet on what may have caused the fire.

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