Neighbors are to thank for saving the life of an El Cajon family who were sleeping when their garage caught fire.
Nearby residents said they heard a loud boom around 5:30 a.m. and then saw flames shooting from the home on North Ivory Avenue.
One person went in to awaken the family of three.
Firefighters said there was ammunition inside the garage but was never a real danger.
The homeowner owns a nearby gun shop.
Fire crews said they were able to extinguish the fire in approximately 10 minutes.
Fire investigators will determine the cause of the fire later Friday morning.