Published: Jul 14, 2010 3:37 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 13, 2010 3:39 PM EDT

A fire in Northwest Cape Coral became so dangerous at one point, firefighters had to retreat.

The roof of the home in the 200 block of NW 10th Terrace has completely burned off and there is heavy damage throughout the home.

The homeowner was sent to the hospital and is being treated for injuries suffered in the fire.

Neighbors report hearing an explosion and seeing the homeowner running from the home.

Drivers along Pine Island Road reported the smoke from the fire, saying it was visible for miles.

WINK News crews are on the scene.  Stay with for the latest information.