Body pulled from charred rubble after explosion tears through NJ home

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EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (PIX11) -- A man's body was pulled Wednesday from charred rubble left behind after an East Brunswick home exploded and burst into flames, authorities said.

The man's name is being withheld until his family is notified, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death.

Flames broke out about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home located at 4 Agate Road, officials said.

The rubble, which included charred furniture, was still smoking Wednesday morning as firefighters continued to pour water on the remnants.

What caused the explosion is still unknown.

A spokeswoman for PSE&G said there were no prior gas leaks at the home. Utility crews were at the scene investigating, she said.