Authorities are investigating the explosion this afternoon that leveled a garage and damaged a nearby home.
Onslow County Emergency Management Director Norm Bryson says it happened around 1:00 p.m. at a home off A.I.Taylor Road, that's north of Richlands.
Bryson says no one was injured in the explosion and that the fire marshal, along with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office are investigating what happened.
Fire Marshal Brian Kelly says they have determined it was an accidental fire. He said fireworks inside the garage did go off, but investigators don't think they ignited the fire.
Kelly said the detached garage was destroyed, while the fire caused damage to the home.