STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Two utility workers remain hospitalized one day after a natural gas explosion destroyed a home and injured 15 people.
Stafford Township police say the New Jersey Natural Gas workers remain in critical condition Wednesday. Five other employees and eight emergency responders have been released.
Gas crews and emergency responders were investigating a strong smell of natural gas on Tuesday when an unoccupied home that was undergoing renovations exploded.
A police car’s dashboard camera recorded a fireball followed by a downpour of debris.
There’s no word on the cause.
Gas employees on Wednesday have been going door-to-door to about 300 homes in the Oak Avenue and Cedar Run section of Stafford Township, where residents spent Tuesday night into Wednesday morning without heat with temperatures in the teens.