Two homes completely destroyed in Paterson, N.J. natural gas explosion
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PATERSON, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Firefighters, gas officials and investigators are on the scene of an apparent house explosion in New Jersey.
The incident happened on Goshen Street in Paterson around 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, and two homes were leveled while another neighboring house was damaged and on fire.
Neighbors and nearby employees reported a loud boom, followed by flames and heavy smoke.
"There was a very gassy smell," said Laura, who works in a nearby dental office. "I walked out and saw a whole bunch of people running."
There is no word on any injuries, but first responders were combing through the smoldering rubble to search for any potential victims. Debris littered the street.
Passaic County authorities confirmed that a gas leak was first reported at the address.