House explodes in Avery County, Haz Mat teams called in

AVERY COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Breaking news out of Avery County: WBTV has learned of a house explosion in the area of Gusher's Knob.

It happened just before 7 pm.

Investigators now say a propane tank exploded at the home. They are not sure if a fire caused the propane tank to explode.

Initially, investigators thought there was a possibility the explosion was caused by dynamite kept under the home.

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye said the remote location of the home is making it difficult for firefighters to bring water to the scene. They may not know the exact cause until tomorrow when the house is more accessible.

No one was hurt in the explosion.