Explosion at New Jersey animal hospital leaves three injured, one critically

Posted: 12:31 PM, Mar 06, 2015
Updated: 2015-03-06 17:40:03-05

PARAMUS, N.J. (PIX11) -- Three people were injured, one critically, after an explosion rocked an animal hospital in New Jersey Thursday, officials said.

Police in Paramus said there was a blast about noon at Oradell Animal Hospital, located at 580 Winters Ave.

Officials say workers were repairing an MRI machine when it exploded. Three people were injured, and one is in critical condition, officials with Paramus Fire Department said. There were reportedly 60 animals inside the hospital at the time of the explosion and all were evacuated to safety.

The hospital is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, according to its website, which described the facility as "one of the largest technologically advanced, state-of-the-art veterinary facilities in the world."

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.

PIX11’s Mike Graham and Dan Mannarino contributed to this report.