VIDEO: Home explodes during Pompton Lakes house fire

Eyewitness News first reported this story on January 14

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
VIDEO: Home explodes during house fire
Police body camera video captured the moment a house on fire exploded in Pompton Lakes.

POMPTON LAKES, NJ (WABC) -- Police body camera video captured the moment a house exploded in Pompton Lakes back on January 14.

In the video, you can see a fireball erupting from the back of the house. The explosion sent flames, glass and debris flying.

One man was rescued from inside the home, and two firefighters suffered burns and were brought to the hospital. Three other firefighters were treated at the scene.

According to the Pompton Lakes Fire Department, the fire was called in by a police sergeant driving through the area.

It is still unclear what exactly caused the explosion.


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