Explosion in Backyard of Watauga House

Watauga fire investigators said an explosion in a storage building behind a residence was caused by a compressed gas cylinder that caught fire.

Police and firefighters arrived at a home on the 5600 block of Philadelphia Court, off Highway 377 near Watauga Road, at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The shed and a child's playhouse were destroyed.

No one was injured.

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