PISCATAWAY, N.J. –– A man is in serious condition after a large explosion rocked a Piscataway home early Sunday, the town’s mayor says.
The blast happened at about 4 a.m. at 85 Hopkinson Ave. Arriving firefighters found the house completely engulfed and destroyed, mayor Brian Wahler said.
A man who lived in the house was discovered with second-degree burns and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but with non life-threatening injuries, Wahler said it was a “miracle” the victim didn’t die.
State police and Middlesex County Prosecutors are investigating.
The explosion could’ve been triggered by a possible gas leak, according to Wahler. There are also several nearby homes without power.