Firefighters Respond to House Explosion in Paterson, New Jersey

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by ABC News No Comments

WABC-TV(PATERSON, N.J.) — Firefighters and police officers have responded to a house explosion and subsequent fire in Paterson, New Jersey, according to authorities.

The explosion appeared to have been caused by a a gas leak, Paterson Fire Department Capt. Reyes told ABC News Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the blast, Reyes said.

Video taken by ABC station WABC-TV in New York shows a house reduced to rubble and debris on the street as emergency personnel responded to the scene. Firefighters appeared to have the fire under control.

A witness from a nearby dental office told WABC that there “was a very gassy smell.” The witness added that she “saw a whole bunch of people running.”

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