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Cause of Moncks Corner home explosion still unclear

This photo shows charred wood in the yard of the Moncks Corner home where an Monday explosion happened. (Brodie Hart / WCIV)

UPDATE: Man burned after explosion at Moncks Corner home was making a bomb, police say

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Sheridan Court in Moncks Corner was quiet Tuesday morning, but that wasn't the case hours earlier.

Police say something blew up inside a home on the street at around 6:15 Monday evening. A man was rushed to the burn center in Augusta, and homes in the neighborhood were evacuated while fire and HAZMAT crews responded. The biggest concern last night -- if there could be another explosion.

"When you have an evacuation and you don't know what caused it, you make sure you get the area secured and stable," said Moncks Corner Chief of Police Rick Ollic. "There could've been another explosion, so we wanted to make sure those areas were secured and safe, so that if anything occurred, they (people in the area) would be out of harms way."

In addition to the HAZMAT team, the Charleston County Bomb Squad was dispatched to the neighborhood. Officials say the burned man was a resident of the home, and his burns were mostly on his hands and face. His current condition is unknown.

Early Tuesday morning it was unclear if anyone had been let back into their homes, and we had no word on what may have cause the explosion.


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