No injuries in early-morning fire Sunday in Dixon

DIXON – No injuries were reported in a house fire and possible explosion at 2:18 a.m. Sunday at 421 Nachusa Ave. that destroyed the two-story home.

The owner and pets were out when firefighters arrived to find it “heavily involved in fire,” Dixon City Fire Department said in a news release.

Responders cleared the scene by 7 a.m.; the cause is under investigation, the release said.

Dixon City Fire Department was assisted on the scene by Dixon Rural Fire Department, Dixon Police Department, Rock Falls Fire Department, Polo Fire Department and Advance EMS. Station coverage was provided by the Mt. Morris and Oregon fire departments.

No further information was available today.