VIDEO: New Jersey home explosion sends first responders for cover

  • Source: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
  • Published: 02/28/2023 12:00 AM

Incredible video has been released of a house explosion in New Jersey. What's even more amazing is firefighters inside the home walked away with just minor injuries, according to fire officials. As police stood outside the Pompton Lakes home, the explosion went off inside the house on Ramapo Avenue with six firefighters inside. Police body cameras captured the January blast as neighbors watched in horror. "The house literally lifted off the foundation and came back down. It was like 'The Wizard of Oz,'" neighbor Tracey Alvarez said. Miraculously, the firefighters inside survived. All of them were volunteers. Seconds before, footage shows one firefighter walking into the home from the porch. "Two of them were blown out because they were right by the door. They got blown out the door into the driveway," Pompton Lakes fire official John Keating said.


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