Details have emerged of an explosion on Monday night that rocked a home in the Albany suburb of Orana belonging to a man in prison. His two dogs, who were inside at the time, escaped unscathed. Emergency services were called to the residential home on South Coast Highway at 6.48pm on Monday evening when a granny flat at the back of the property went up in flames. McKail resident Lata Wright reported feeling a “slight tremor” in her home about 1.5km away from the explosion. “It wasn’t overly loud, but it was enough to stop you in your tracks, and then there were gunshot sounds or mini explosions following afterwards,” she said. Neighbours and passers-by gathered on the footpath outside the home as four fire and rescue crews worked to extinguish the blaze with the smoke visible from blocks away. Family and friends were also on the scene, concerned for the welfare of Misty and Roxy — two dogs who were inside the property at the time of the explosion. At about 9.30pm, Misty emerged from the property looking shaken, but relieved as she was greeted by familiar faces with Roxy also found safe and unharmed. Speaking to the Advertiser from a hospital in Perth, Megan Olivieri said the dogs belong to her brother Jason Olivieri and she has been caring for them while he is in prison. Jason Olivieri is awaiting sentencing on major drug trafficking charges after pleading guilty to selling $14,000 of methamphetamine in July last year. The 46-year-old was arrested along with two others in an undercover police operation that cracked a major drug syndicate in Albany and will be sentenced in Albany District Court on February 26. Ms Olivieri, who co-owns the property with her brother, said if she hadn’t been sick in hospital, she would most likely have been home at the time of the explosion. She said there had been problems with the power and a small electrical fire had ignited in the main house last week. Albany Det-Sen. Sgt Drew Reeder said all of the occupants were located safe and no person or animal was harmed in the fire. Det-Sen. Sgt Reeder said police are treating the blaze as suspicious and inquires are ongoing as they work to ascertain whether the cause of the blaze was deliberate. The incident is believed to be an isolated one and there is no ongoing risk to the community. “Police have no concerns about any ongoing issues with regards to any other person on the street,” he said. Det-Sen. Sgt Reeder also said police are satisfied the environment is safe and that a materials assessment of the scene found no evidence of any chemicals or asbestos.