Police say workers repairing a sewer line cut a natural gas pipe by mistake, causing an explosion that destroyed a home in Old Bridge.

Old Bridge home that exploded when a work crew hit a gas line (WABC TV)

Police Capt. Arthur Carullo tells the Home News Tribune of East Brunswick  workers rescued an 80-year-old resident before the home blew up Monday about a minute later.

Firefighters from five towns responded to the explosion according to WABC TV.

Carullo says no one was injured.