WATCH: Deadly Elizabeth house explosion caught on video
Wednesday's explosion of a house in Elizabeth was captured on video by a surveillance as cleanup and recovery continues.
The video shows parts of the home fired into the air during the explosion, which city spokeswoman Kelly Vence said was caused by gas.
"It is HOW we are still trying to determine," wrote Vence in an email.
Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said that all 16 residents of the home at 1035 Magnoila Avenue have been accounted for including, as have two dogs, according to NJ.com. Thirty people were displaced by the explosion, Bollwage reportedly said. Vence did not have an update on their conditions on Thursday morning.The victim was identified by Elizabeth police as Femi Brown, 24.
The Red Cross tweeted it is helping 44 people with emergency assistance such as temporary lodging, food and clothing. No fundraising events have yet been scheduled for the victims, whose names have not yet been disclosed, Vence said.
Vence said the home will eventually be demolished.
"The house to the right needs a structural report, the one on the left is structurally sound, however, no one can move back in until the main house is knocked down."
She said reports of the number of people living in the home are still being looked into.
"We do not know if all occupants were residents or if some were visiting," Vence said.
Bollwenge told NJ.com the home would first be taken apart by layers to make sure there are no other victims or animals caught in the explosion.