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Firefighters On Scene Of House Explosion In Ridgefield, NJ


THERE HAS BEEN AN EXPLOSION OUT OF RIDGEFIELD, NEW JERSEY. JIM, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? THIS IS ABBOTT AVENUE IN RIDGEFIELD, NEW JERSEY. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL. IT WAS SOME KIND OF EXPLOSION IN A HOME. YOU CAN SEE VERY LITTLE LEFT OF THAT HOME. DEBRIS STREWN ABOUT EVERYWHERE. WE ARE STILL GETTING INFORMATION IN AT THIS TIME. WE DO NOT KNOW IF ANYBODY WAS INSIDE THE BUILDING AT THE TIME OF THE EXPLOSION. THERE YOU CAN SEE WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN EXTERIOR WALL WITH WINDOWS LAYING ON THE GROUND. AGAIN, FIREFIGHTERS TRYING TO BRING IN THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL. FIREFIGHTERS ARE OF ON TOP OF THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR. WE DO NOT KNOW IF THERE WAS AN IMPACT TO THE ADJACENT HOMES, AS WELL. AGAIN, INFORMATION IS STILL COMING IN AT THIS TIME. THE EXPLOSION HAPPENING WITHIN THE LAST HALF-HOUR. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE UTILITY COMPANY IS ON THEIR WAY TO THE SCENE TO HELP WITH THE SITUATION. THEY WOULD TYPICALLY BE INVOLVED WITH TURNING OFF THE GAS. IF, IN FACT THE GAS LINES WERE RUPTURED. WE WILL TRY TO BRING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. FOR NOW, THIS IS ABBOTT AVENUE IN RIDGEFIELD, NEW JERSEY. A HOME WITH A FIRE ENSUING. WE ARE STILL AWAITING REPORTS IF ANYONE WAS INSIDE AT THE

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