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Aerial view of Oak Avenue in Stafford Township following a gas explosion
Aerial view of Oak Avenue in Stafford Township following a gas explosion (Ocean County Sheriff's Department)
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Stafford Explosion Ruled Accidental

An open flame in a basement utility, meeting natural gas the leaked from a two-inch underground main, triggered the Tuesday blast that leveled the house, injured 11 and evacuated scores of neighbors, according to Ocean County investigators.

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Fire investigator John Lightbody photographs the remains of a Stafford Township home
Fire investigator John Lightbody photographs the remains of a Stafford Township home (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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Stafford explosion determined to be accidental

The explosion of a home in Stafford Township on Tuesday has been determined to be accidental to according to a joint investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Stafford Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, and Ocean County Fire Marshall.

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Remnants of a Stafford home following a gas explosion.
Remnants of a Stafford home following a gas explosion.(Ocean County Sheriff)
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See Video Of Today’s Stafford Gas Explosion

Stafford Township was rocked this morning by a residential gas explosion that injured over a dozen responders. Thankfully, the home was unoccupied at the time. Just moments ago, the Stafford Township Police released dashcam video of the blast itself. Take a look at the stunning event:

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Aftermath of a home explosion on Oak Avenue in Manahawkin
Aftermath of a home explosion on Oak Avenue in Manahawkin (Ocean County Sheriff)
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Gas explosion levels a house, causes multiple injuries in Stafford

Several people, including utility workers and firefighters, have been injured in a gas explosion that destroyed a home in Stafford Township, authorities said.

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Townsquare Digital
Townsquare Digital
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Stafford Crash Probe Under Way, Police Seek Witnesses

A midmorning crash in Manahawkin that sent a Barnegat man to a trauma center remains under investigation this afternoon. Stafford Township police seek witnesses to help reassemble the events leading to it.

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Stafford Police Officer Christopher Fritz, flanked by (L) Les Leatham and (R) Lieutenant James Vaughn (Stafford PD)
Stafford Police Officer Christopher Fritz, flanked by (L) Les Leatham and (R) Lieutenant James Vaughn (Stafford PD)
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Stafford Officer Earns Prestigious Bike Safety Certification

Bicyclists who want to maximize their skills, safety and enjoyment on wheels need look no farther than Stafford Township Community Policing Officer Christopher Fritz. His instructional talents have won him one of the country's most avidly- sought certifications.

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MONOC Medevac, monoc.org
MONOC Medevac (monoc.org)
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Teen Sustains Head Trauma After Falling Off Vehicle’s Hood

Youthful antics in the parking lot of the Stafford Township Wal-Mart leaves a 16-year-old boy in critical condition. Police say the teen was with a group of friends Monday when he jumped onto the hood of a vehicle operated by a 17-year-old friend who started to drive

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Blissful Babies!

St. Francis Community Center Family Support Services would like to announce "Blissful Babies", a five week class starting on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
The classes, held every Tuesday, are being held at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library located at 129 N

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Rocky the bobcat at Popcorn Park Zoo (Popcorn Park Zoo)
Rocky the bobcat at Popcorn Park Zoo (Popcorn Park Zoo)
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Hearing About Rocky Postponed

There will be no court date this week on the status of Rocky the hybrid Bobcat.

NJ.com reports that the court date was postponed from this Friday to December 19th because Rocky's owner Ginny Fi

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Pictures of missing 12-year-old Barnegat resident Anthony Martinez and Caroline Hartman
Pictures of missing 12-year-old Barnegat resident Anthony Martinez and Caroline Hartman (All photos: Barnegat Police)
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Missing juveniles in Barnegat-Stafford found

A missing 13-year-old Barnegat girl who ran away from home last night and her 12-year-old boyfriend according to Township police and the Ocean County have been found Prosecutor's Office.

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