Rahway House Explosion: Blast levels home in flooded NJ

A house in Rahway, New Jersey was reduced to rubble in an apparent explosion Thursday morning after a night of flooding.

SkyFox was over Whittier Street and River Road where debris could be seen where the house once stood.

Published reports indicate the house's occupants evacuated at about 1 a.m. as Storm Ida dumped torrential rain over the area causing severe flooding. It was not clear what lead to the explosion at about 5:45 a.m. Unconfirmed reports said gas was released into the home triggering an explosion.

There was a report of a man injured while driving in the area.  four other houses in the area were damaged in the blast.

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Rahway was the scene of heavy flooding following Storm Ida. SkyFox captured video of streets covered in dirt after waters receded.

Over in Passaic, a 70-year-old man was killed after he became trapped in a vehicle that had become submerged.


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