Firefighters respond to house explosion in New Jersey

Posted at 10:40 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 10:40:55-04

Firefighters and police officers have responded to a house explosion and subsequent fire in Paterson, New Jersey, according to authorities.

The explosion appeared to have been caused by a a gas leak, Paterson Fire Department Capt. Reyes told ABC News today.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the blast, Reyes said.

Video taken by ABC station WABC in New York shows a house reduced to rubble and debris on the street as emergency personnel responded to the scene. Firefighters appeared to have the fire under control.

A witness from a nearby dental office told WABC that there "was a very gassy smell." The witness added that she "saw a whole bunch of people running."

ABC News' Joshua Hoyos and Devin Villacis contributed to this report.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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