It rattled sleeping residents in the middle of an ordinary night, and quickly followed the incident that placed Seaside Park in national headlines. Exhaustive analysis of an October trash can explosion in Barnegat reveals no malicious source and no deliberate cause. What, exactly, triggered it, remains speculation at best.
Officials are reminding everyone to be cautious after Ocean County's second natural gas explosion in less than a week.
Police and firefighters responded to Cooks Lane in Point Pleasant Beach around 1:40am for a reported structure fire...
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.
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.