Home Explosion Rocks Newstead Neighborhood

November 12, 2013 Updated Nov 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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Home Explosion Rocks Newstead Neighborhood

November 12, 2013 Updated Nov 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM EDT

Newstead, NY (WKBW) - Fire crews are investigating an overnight home explosion at 7745 Berghorn Road in Newstead.

Nobody was injured. Officials tell Eyewitness News that the home had just been purchased. The new owners were renovating the house and had not moved in yet.

The explosion did not demolish the house, but was strong enough to knock it off the foundation.

Fire crews believe the explosion happened around two in the morning, but neighbors thought it was thunder. A person passing by noticed debris in the road at five in the morning, and called the fire department.

Authorities believe this was caused by a propane tank exploding. They continue to investigate.

Fire crews are currently keeping people away from the scene.