Rockford- A man is homeless this morning now that his home is a total loss after a house fire.
Officials say gaining entry to the home was a challenge.
Neighbors reported hearing an explosion prior to the fire.
The man who lived there was the only resident.
No one was injured.
An unattached garage and a few broken windows to a neighbor's home were also involved.
Damage is estimated to be around $40,000 and the cause is undetermined.