NEWARK (CBSNewYork) – A possible explosion rocked a Newark neighborhood Thursday morning.
Firefighters are trying to determine if a boiler explosion caused the fire at a two-family house on Cedar Avenue.READ MORE: Law Enforcement: Suspect Arrested In Killing Of New Rochelle Taxi Driver Was Wanted For Crimes In Multiple States
“Just a big boom. The whole house shook,” said Marlene Philidor.
The exact cause is still under investigation.READ MORE: Report: NYC School Attendance Rates Among Students Living In Shelters Much Lower Than Permanently Housed Peers
Five people were taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center, including two children.
Witnesses said one woman appeared to have burns on her body.
“I saw the lady pushing her way out of the garage at first, and once she came out you just noticed that her whole back was burned up and she started screaming. Then I saw everybody else coming out of the house,” Philidor said.MORE NEWS: Dr. Max Gomez On How Colin Powell's Medical Conditions May Have Played A Role In His Death Due To COVID Complications
None of the injuries are said to be life-threatening.