Firefighters think propane leak caused Caldwell County house explosion

Propane leak suspected in Caldwell County home 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.

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<p>Credit: North Catawba Fire Department</p>

Credit: North Catawba Fire Department

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

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

The incident is under investigation.