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Officials: Fire caused ammunition to go off in burning home

Fire crews say they had a difficult time getting their trucks and two tankers to the house because of ice and snow on the roads and in the home's driveway. Fire crews say they had a difficult time getting their trucks and two tankers to the house because of ice and snow on the roads and in the home's driveway.
When firefighters arrived, the homeowner warned firefighters there was live ammunition inside the home. The heat from the fire started setting off the ammunition, just before the roof caved in. When firefighters arrived, the homeowner warned firefighters there was live ammunition inside the home. The heat from the fire started setting off the ammunition, just before the roof caved in.
Firefighters say they took a defensive stance after and were only able to save a truck from the flames. Firefighters say they took a defensive stance after and were only able to save a truck from the flames.
The fire destroyed the home and a car parked in the garage. The fire destroyed the home and a car parked in the garage.
(KFVS) - Firefighters say ammunition set off by heat in from the flames kept crews at bay while fighting a house fire in Scott County.

The call went out at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday to the house on Penny Street, off of  Highway 62, east of Miner.

Fire crews say they had a difficult time getting their trucks and two tankers to the house because of ice and snow on the roads and in the home's driveway.

When they arrived, the homeowner warned firefighters there was live ammunition inside the home. 

The heat from the fire started setting off the ammunition, just before the roof caved in.

Firefighters say they took a defensive stance after and were only able to save a truck from the flames.

The fire destroyed the home and a car parked in the garage.

Everyone in the home is accounted for and unhurt, including the family's two dogs.

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