Explosion at NJ Housing Development

An explosion leveled at least one condo and damaged others in an Ewing Township development.

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A mother and her children flee from the scene of a gas explosion at an Ewing Township, N.J. housing development on March 4, 2014.
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The explosion at the South Fork housing development occurred just before 1 p.m. One woman, a resident, was found dead at the scene.
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Josiah Perez
Josiah Perez lives across the street from an explosion that rocked an Ewing Township development. "I heard this loud boom. It just rocketed the house. The China fell, the pictures fell," said Perez.
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The explosion leveled one condo and damaged 55 additional surrounding units.
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Neighbor Nico Clarizio lives nearby and captured this photo after the fire was extinguished.
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Seven persons were reported injured and taken to the hospital, 5 PSE&G workers and two contractors.
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Neighbor Josh Forst jumped in his car, drove a half mile to the scene to see what happened and captured this photo.
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Crews work to make the scene safe.
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Investigators search the scene.
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According to PSE&G, one of their contract workers was replacing electrical service at that unit earlier in the day.
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Josh Frost
“I was sitting and watching television and I heard a big bang, a really big bang. I went outside and drove up the street," said Forst.
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Josiah Perez
Perez said the blast reminded him of being in the infantry.
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SkyForce10's view over the scene of the explosion.
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NBC10 reporter George Spencer said the images looked like what you might see after a tornado.
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Spencer says the rubble looked as if it was tossed around like children's toys.
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A chimney and roof lay amidst the debris.
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A search dog scoured the scene, but it was the investigators that found the woman's body.
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Brian Gentry drove past the scene moments after the explosion.
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NBC10 reporter Cydney Long says the smell of smoke is permeating at the scene.
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The Red Cross reported 60-70 people went to the firehouse in Trenton to seek help.
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Families from 3 different developments were at the firehouse because the roadways have been shutdown and residents can't go home.
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Some residents are without power.
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