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Luxury home near Paradise Valley destroyed in possible explosion

Phoenix firefighters responded Saturday to a large home on fire in a mountainous neighborhood near Paradise Valley. 

The Phoenix Fire Department believes the blaze was ignited by a significant explosion at the house near 36th Street and Lincoln Drive.

Firefighters responded to the area early Saturday evening, but the nearly 5,000-square-foot home was completely destroyed. 

Firefighters then moved to protect the surrounding structures.

A Phoenix fire spokesman says six nearby homes sustained structural damage and that a unit was still on the scene as of Sunday morning.

Authorities said no one was injured, and no one was in the home at the time of the explosion.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.