On Friday night, Just before 9:15 p.m., a devastating house explosion at 53 Banker Street in the West Milford, New Jersey neighborhood located 20 miles outside of New York City, prompted a massive emergency reaction. One person was trapped under the debris, and five individuals were hospitalized– Police.
According to a press statement from West Milford Police, when they arrived, they discovered a home that had been “heavily damaged by an explosion.”
According to the police, five people were shifted to local hospitals, while one victim refused medical care. Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center all received the casualties.
Deputy Fire Chief, Rich Poplaski’s Reports On House Explosion
According to Rich Poplaski, deputy fire chief in West Milford, the building collapsed “from an unknown cause.” In addition to the five casualties that West Milford FD had previously removed prior to their arrival, UASI units assisted the West Milford Fire Department in the rescue of the sixth victim.
Six individuals were hurt in the event, according to an early inquiry. Four casualties were taken by ambulance to local hospitals for emergency care. Officials stated that the inquiry is still ongoing, therefore they do not know what caused the explosion Nobody has provided information about the injuries of the individuals involved.
According to the publication, Poplaski advised locals to “avoid” Banker Road while rescue personnel from the West Milford police, fire, EMS, and paramedics continued to actively work the incident.
West Milford Fire Marshals, West Milford Detective Bureau, and New Jersey’s Fire Marshal’s Office are all involved in the investigation. There was a big blast, according to neighbors in the neighborhood who spoke with CBS New York.
Anthony Green, a local, wrote on X, also known as Twitter, “House just exploded in my neighborhood shook the f—k out of the whole neighborhood like an earthquake.”
He later alleged that the incident “live in the neighborhood it shook the whole neighborhood the house was just bought and in the process of being remodeled.”
Residents were urged to “please avoid the area to avoid interruption of the incident operations,” according to Deputy Fire Chief Rich.
A 38-year-old man and his 12-year-old son were among the five persons killed when a home in western Pennsylvania exploded over a month ago.
The enormous explosion that exploded and destroyed the house was captured on video by a doorbell security camera at a nearby residence.
Due to the explosion, the one-story house flipped over, trapping the victims around 10 feet beneath the debris. As the research into the cause of the explosion progresses, the West Milford Police and Fire Department will provide further information. The explosion is likely to have resulted from a gas leak.
Nearly 40 fatalities each year between 2010 and 2019 were caused by gas leaks and explosions, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association.