CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported explosion at a home in south Charlotte Ballantyne neighborhood of North Carolina Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred before 2 p.m. at a residence near Ballantyne Commons Parkway, on James Jack Lane in the affluent Ballantyne golf course community.
Officials have not released many details, but soon after the explosion multiple people reported debris striking nearby homes.
The boom could reportedly be heard and felt almost five miles away, reports WBTV.
A WBTV helicopter shot showed the home literally blown into bits.
From WBTV’s Sky3, the home appeared to be completely destroyed. Flames and smoke could be seen coming from the rubble and debris littered the area.
Officials have not said if any injuries were reported in the actual explosion, but Medic confirmed they were evaluating two patients with non life-threatening injuries from surrounding homes.
There is no word on what may have caused the explosion.
Geo quick facts: The affluent Ballantyne area is home to the Ballantyne Village shopping center, with chic clothing boutiques and jewelry stores, and Blakeney Village, an outdoor mall featuring major national brands. There are a number of casual Italian, Southern and Asian restaurants, as well as cafes and burger joints. Small parks and ponds dot the neighborhood and the Ballantyne hotel has a public 18-hole golf course.