DEVELOPING STORY: At least six people were injured when a residential home exploded Friday night in Milford, New Jersey. Watch video of the aftermath below and click here to join Todd’s newsletter for breaking news updates.
The West Milford Fire Dept. said the entire home collapsed. There’s no word just yet on what caused the explosion.
Please avoid the area of Warwick Tpke between Mt. Laurel and Banker Rd while emergency services operate at a large scale scene. Please also do not call West Milford Police inquiring as to what happened. Thank you for your cooperation.
Residents may experience power outages in the area due to power being shut off. Again please refrain from calling West Milford Police to inquire about power restoration or incident inquiries. Thank you for the public’s cooperation.West Milford Fire Dept.
From North Jersey News:
Users on social media posted about hearing and feeling an explosion.
“My entire house shook…. like I jumped out of bed thinking something happened to my house,” one person posted.
“My house shook and I heard a giant bang,” one person stated.
Another wrote: “It shook my house … I pray they are okay!”
NEW: Possible house explosion under investigation in West Milford, NJ.— Anny (@anny25717503) September 23, 2023
The cause of the possible explosion and reports of any possible injuries are not known at this time. pic.twitter.com/mhXf3iZ4Vb
There’s a crowd forming at the scene in West Milford…a good chunk of debris on a car. No word on injuries.— Alex Lombardo (@AlexPLombardo) September 23, 2023
This is not my photo. pic.twitter.com/jWaJHkMdBt
🚨#BREAKING: Numerous Emergency crews are on scene of a massive house explosion— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 23, 2023
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⁰Numerous authorities are currently at the scene of a massive house explosion in West Milford, New Jersey. As Multiple firefighters are searching through the rubble of… pic.twitter.com/HZDsh4zvYg