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James Blake House Explosion

PANICKED 911 CALL

'The House Just Exploded'

5/7/2014 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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3:30 PM PT -- Officials say the deceased is a family of 4 -- two adults, 2 teenagers. 

Officials also say the fire appears to have been set deliberately -- and there is "upper body trauma on two of the victims."
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The woman who reported the fire at the home owned by tennis great James Blake told the 911 operator that it "just exploded" while she was out walking her dog ... saying, "It's just so horrible."

The caller -- clearly panicked -- told the operator there were definitely people inside the residence when the home blew up around 5:40 AM on Wednesday morning -- "a husband a wife and two or three kids."

The caller added, "This is so scary ... oh my god."

The caller says she ran home to call for help.

Emergency personnel arrived a short time later  -- and discovered 4 bodies. 

The identities of the victims have not been revealed. Cops are investigating. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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16.

01void    

A true shame when a whole family parishes.

134 days ago
17.

riridoll    

Oh I love James Blake, I don't even watch tennis but I watched him play all the time. I hope he's okay :( :( :(

134 days ago
18.

bring back recent posts    

How horrific! I also feel for the elderly woman who has been so traumatized by witnessing this explosion. I hope she will be ok in future, she sounded on the verge of a heart attack.

134 days ago
19.

Chica    

I read that all four in the house had "heavy duty" fireworks strapped to their heads. Awful and creepy.

134 days ago
20.

rlemons    

I was just reading up on this story. Now I'm very curious to find out what happened. Sadly it sounds like one of the family members planned this.

134 days ago
21.

Vote2012    

Gas leak....or meth lab. It's now unusual to find meth labs in rich peoples neighborhoods they think the cops will not check those type of neighborhoods and they usually don't.

134 days ago
22.

Randaleese    

They've been ID'd and pretty gruesome details.. Shot, set on fire with large fireworks type explosives and accelerants. Folks done got pissed off and lost their minds!! That's some crazy ish for sure.

134 days ago
23.

Randaleese    

You people with crazy ass scams are funny. I can NOT BELIEVE folks still fall for that ish. SMDH.. And countin my money while y'all rollin pennies!!

134 days ago
24.

Yurra Knutz    

That's not good

134 days ago
25.

Frosticles    

At least there are no signs of foul play, thus far.

134 days ago
26.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

I made the same freaked out, frantic phone call to 911 when I slept with Miley Cyrus. "I just exploded in Miley Cyrus, and she won't wipe that spongebob square pants tongue out look off her face, HELP ME"

134 days ago
27.

rwier    

The demeanor of the 911 operators can easily be controlled by the demeanor of the callers. The 911 operator's mistake was in not asking the caller if there was someone nearby she could hand the phone to. Even a ten year old paper boy/girl would have been preferable to report the situation.

134 days ago
28.

myopinion    

I wonder if the woman that was walking the dog had something to do with it?

134 days ago
29.

shay30076    

It is so very sad that a man woman and their 2 kids have lost their lives.

134 days ago
30.

Masoncakes    

Every single comment is spam! Wtf! Can't the people who run this website delete this comments! It's so annoying

134 days ago
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