2 women taken to hospital after NJ house blast; cause sought

December 15, 2021 GMT

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two people were taken to a hospital after an explosion reduced a New Jersey home to rubble.

Officials said the blast in Vineland was reported at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Vineland Fire Chief Lou Tramontana said two women were in the home at the time. One was pulled from the rubble and the other reportedly walked out on her own. Their conditions weren’t immediately available.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast.