WESTMINSTER, Md. — One man was hospitalized and nearly a dozen homes had minor damage after an explosion in a storage shed in Carroll County.

Authorities responded to the 200 block of Sullivan Road in Westminster on Saturday morning for a report of an explosion.

A 56-year-old man who was reportedly opening the shed door when the blast occurred was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Westminster Fire Department spokesman Kevin Dayhoff said homes in the area have broken windows and ripped off siding. A total of 11 homes were affected.

The State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the blast.

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