🔥 Aerial footage shows one side of the house taking most of the damage

🔥 One person was transported via medical helicopter to a hospital, reports say

COMMERCIAL TOWNSHIP — Fire officials believe a house exploded into flames before dawn Monday morning, the third such incident in the past two weeks.

A house on Battle Lane in Commercial Township went up in flames following an explosion around 5 a.m., according to State Police.   Aerial video shows one side of the house taking most of the damage with debris scattered all around.

A resident several blocks away said they felt his house shake.

One resident, a 60-year-old man,  was transported via medical helicopter from the scene with moderate injuries, according to State Police. His identity was not disclosed.

State Police provides police services to Commercial Township.

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Third structure explosion this month

Retired Newark police detective Kevin Gilbert, 62, of South River, was pronounced dead after his house on Continental Court exploded on May 3. The explosion obliterated the house and sent debris flying through the neighborhood.

A GoFundMe page to assist his family has raised nearly $112,000 in donations.

An explosion rocked Superior Signal Company in Old Bridge on May 1 that injured five people and killed Eileen Marco, 73, of South River. She was the mother of three, grandmother of two and great-grandmother of two.

The causes of all three incidents remain under investigation.

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