Massachusetts home damaged by explosion in street

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts home has been damaged by an explosion in the street in front of the house, authorities said.

No one was injured by the explosion reported to Tyngsborough police at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday and thought to have been caused by some type of firework, Tyngsborough police Chief Richard Howe said in a statement.

Dispatch advised the residents to evacuate.

The homeowner told responding officers he was inside when he heard a loud explosion outside. He opened the door and saw a cloud of smoke near the street, but did not see anyone who may have been responsible.

The front door and front railing of the home sustained damage from shrapnel, and there were pieces of an unknown material on the front steps, police said.

Evidence has been sent to the state police lab for analysis.