Emergency crews that responded to a house explosion late Thursday remained on the scene through the night. Courtesy WRAL.
Raleigh, N.C. - Authorities are investigating a home explosion that happened in Raleigh on Thursday night.
Friday morning authorities said that the residents may have been manufacturing methamphetamine, sparking an explosion that rocked the north Raleigh home the night before.
The two-story house on Pidgeon Hill Road, off Ray Road, caught fire after the explosion on the second floor about 9:30 p.m.
When crews put out the fire they found hazardous materials on the second floor and pulled out of the house.
A man inside the home when the explosion happened has been charged. Before authorities could arrest the man, they had to decontaminate him due to possible exposure to hazardous materials.
Authorities said no injuries were reported and adjacent houses were not damaged.
Several agencies were at the home to investigate, including the State Bureau of Investigation. Authorities have been working through the night to determine the cause of the explosion.
SBI agents have documented the chemicals found in the house and said a number of them are used to make methamphetamine. Cans of kerosene or cooking fuel were in front of the home.
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