Villas NJ House Explosion

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Villas, NJ – This was all that was left of a house on Atlantic Avenue in the Villas after an explosion and fire leveled the structure this evening.

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Lower Township police and Cape May County officials, including the Major Crimes Unit,  were on the scene, trying to determine the cause of the house explosion.

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Firefighters from Villas, Town Bank and Erma responded to the fire. Two residents  were injured. They had to be medevaced from the scene by helicopter to a Pennsylvania trauma center.

An entire block of Atlantic Avenue was evacuated.

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One early responder said the front windows of the Atlantic Avenue house were actually blown right into the street. Officials say neighbors helped in the initial rescue effort.

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