House explodes in Fayetteville, no injuries reported

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities are investigating to learn what caused a vacant house to explode early Wednesday in Fayetteville.

According to WTVD, the explosion occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of Cumberland Road near Mayfair Street.

The house was destroyed, but no injuries were reported.

The blast shattered windows in nearby homes, WTVD reports.

“I was in my house asleep and I heard a loud boom which sounded like a bomb,” Weldon Davis, who lives nearby, tells WTVD.  “Then I walked out here and I seen this house totally decimated.  There was debris all in the street and my neighbor’s porch was knocked off.”

The SBI is investigating.

As of 7 a.m., traffic was still being rerouted between Boone Trail and Natal Street.

No other details were immediately available.