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Vehicle Explosion Investigated in Burlington

A strange explosion in a local driveway is under investigation Tuesday.

Boone County Sheriff's deputies and the Burlington Fire Department responded at 1 a.m. to the 1900 block of Timberwyck Lane after receiving a report that a car had exploded. 

According to a news release, emergency responders quickly recognized the explosion which originated on the left-front side of a 2009 Honda Civic. A device that caused the explosion was made up of particulars that are unknown as of this report. Parts of the Civic were hurled more than 100 feet from the site.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday that Civic's owners were not home at the time and said that there is no reason to believe that they were targeted. 

An investigation is ongoing and is being handled by the sheriff's department with the support of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) agents.

-Staff report

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