Video captures home explosion in New Jersey after flood prompts evacuation

  • Source: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
  • Published: 09/03/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: A house exploded in New Jersey Thursday morning just hours after it was evacuated due to flood waters from Ida, and a person who was traveling in the vicinity was injured by the blast. It happened around 5:44 a.m. on River Road near Whittier Street in Rahway. Several residents posted on social media that they heard or felt the explosion, which was caught on Ring video from a nearby home. Police say the residents of the home evacuated around 1 a.m. due to heavy flooding, and at some point between then and the explosion, gas was discharged into the house. The blast leveled the house and damaged several nearby homes. One man who was driving by at the time of the explosion suffered minor injuries and was being treated at a local hospital. Rahway Police, Rahway Fire Department and Elizabethtown Gas responded to the scene.


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