Orlando, Fla. -- A space shuttle-like "sonic-boom" sound was followed by a fast-moving fire that left several people temporarily homeless at a subdivision near the University of Central Florida.

Firefighters responded reports of flames shooting 10 feet into the sky at the Hunt Club complex on Hunt Club Lane in Orlando located just south of UCF Tuesday night.

Several people living in the complex described a loud explosion before the fire.

"It really reminded me of the space shuttle landing and it was just like boom," witness Zach Rose said.

"At 10 or 10:30 I heard a very loud explosion," witness Huwan Griffith said.

Fire crews said the blaze was so intense that they had to fight it from outside the house with a ladder truck.

Some fire victims told Local 6 that all of their possessions were destroyed by fire.

"I can't say anything," fire victim Whing Wang said. "Everything in there was gone."

At least four townhomes were destroyed by flames.

It is believed a propane tank may have exploded but an official cause of the fire is under investigation.