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Blast destroys New Jersey home

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP (WKOW) -- A police car's dashboard camera captured a massive explosion that blew a house to smithereens and reportedly injured 15 people, two critically, in Stafford Township, New Jersey.

The explosion happened Tuesday, as workers were trying to locate the source of a leak that filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas. The home was under renovation and empty at the time of the blast.

Many of the injured were gas company workers and emergency responders.

Area homes were evacuated. The town opened it's community center for neighbors who couldn't get back to their homes.

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