Piscataway home destroyed by explosion, police say
PISCATAWAY — A man was severely burned when his house was obliterated by an explosion early Sunday morning.
Firefighters found a large debris field when the arrived at the two-story home on the corner of Stelton Avenue and Hopkinson Avenue around 4 a.m after an explosion rocked the neighborhood, according to Piscataway Police.Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler later said the force of the explosion blew the house off its foundation, according to TAP into Piscataway.
Wahler said the said a man in his early 50s was the only person inside the home andwas treated for second degree burns.
A neighbor told ABC 7 Eyewitness News there were several smaller explosions that sounded like fireworks. Several other homes were damaged by the explosion, according to Wahler, by small pieces of debris.
Adjacent homes will be inspected for damage, Wahler said, adding that PSE&G had inspected the natural gas system and found it was unaffected by the blast.
A cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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