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NEWSTEAD, NY - The Erie County Sheriff's Department is investigating the cause of a house explosion on Berghorn Road in Newstead.

State Police tell 2 On Your Side's Heather Ly that the explosion was reported by a passerby around 5:30 Tuesday morning, but believe it actually happened earlier.

State Police also say new owners of the property just closed Monday, but the house was not occupied yet. The young couple who owns the homesay they were planning to move in today, but will continue to live with her parents until the insurance issues are worked out.

Erie County officials have not determined an official cause but say the explosion happened in the back of the house near the furnace and hot water tank.