2 injured when house explodes in Henderson Co.

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Crews block a road leading to the scene of a house explosion in Henderson County, N.C., November 17, 2021 (WSPA)

HENDERSON CO., NC (WSPA) – Two people had to be airlifted to the hospital after a house exploded Wednesday afternoon in Henderson County.

The explosion happened at a home near Kyles Creek Road shortly after 1:00 p.m.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find two people had been injured in the explosion.

Two Mountain Air Medical Ambulances were called to take the victims to Mission Hospital in Asheville for treatment.

The Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office and Fletcher Fire & Rescue are investigating what caused the explosion.

Fire Marshal Kevin Waldrup said they are looking into whether the explosion was caused by propane.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said their investigation into the explosion is not criminal in nature at this time.

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