Fireworks explosion destroys garage, damages home

RICHLANDS, ONSLOW COUNTY - Onslow County officials say a fire caused a fireworks explosion that destroyed a garage and damaged a home Friday.

It happened at about 11:58 a.m. Friday on Shady Grove Lane near A. I. Taylor Road off Hwy 258, about 8 miles northwest of Richlands.

Norman Bryson, director of Onslow County Emergency Services, said the fireworks were in a garage when a fire caused them to explode. The explosion leveled the garage and damaged a home.

Fire Marshal Brian Kelly said the fire was accidental, but there was no word on the cause of the blaze.

Kelly said residents were home at the time of the fire, but there were no injuries.

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