House explosion in New Jersey

House explosion in New Jersey

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NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

The body of a woman has been recovered in the ruins of a house in Hunterdon County, New Jersey that was leveled in an explosion early Wednesday morning.

There was an massive emergency response at 74 New Street in Hampton Borough.

State Police Lt. Stephen Jones says a neighbor reported a fire or explosion in the home just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Jones says a woman was trapped inside the home.

The State Police say that five fire companies were on the scene.  Firefighters could be seen dousing the house with water. An entire wall was on its side.

There is no natural gas line feeding the home but there was a large propane tank in the back of the home.

The adjoining houses did not appear to be affected by the fire.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns says the woman was the only one at home at the time.

The name of the woman has not been released.

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