Dashcam Footage Captures New Jersey Home Explosion

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A house explosion caught on a police officer's dashcam left 15 people injured in Ocean County, New Jersey Tuesday.

A house explosion was captured by a police officer's dashcam. (Credit: KYW-TV via CNN)
A house explosion was captured by a police officer's dashcam. (Credit: KYW-TV via CNN)

Officials said workers were trying to fix a gas leak at a home on 59 Oak Avenue in Stafford Township when the house exploded just after 10:30 a.m., KYW-TV reported.

Six firefighters, two EMS workers and seven gas company workers were injured in the blast, but are all expected to recover, according to the television station.

A neighbor called to report the gas leak just before 9 a.m. and crews had evacuated several homes in the neighborhood prior to the explosion, which left only a block basement where one home once stood.

“It happened so quickly, debris was all around us. It just came from nowhere… and could knock you off your feet. I saw one of my guys get knocked to the ground. Something I never want to experience again,” Chief Jack Johnson with the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Department told the station.

Several other homes in the neighborhood were damaged in the blast.

The cause of the leak was under investigation.

CNN contributed to this story.

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