• Firefighters think propane leak caused Caldwell County house explosion


    CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. - Authorities in Caldwell County said an explosion early Tuesday knocked a home off its foundation in Granite Falls.

    In images sent to Channel 9 from a viewer, the walls of the home on Baton Church Road off Connelly Springs Road are bowed out.

    The explosion happened around 6:15 a.m., but nobody was hurt.

    Neighbors said the house has sat vacant for nearly a year.

    Firefighters believe propane leaked into the home, causing the explosion.

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    The incident is under investigation.

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