RAHWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Surveillance video captured the dramatic moment when a house exploded in Rahway early Thursday.
No one was inside, but a driver was hurt by flying debris.READ MORE: NYPD: 5 People Hospitalized After Police-Involved Shooting In Upper Manhattan
The explosion leveled the house on River Road and at least three other homes were damaged.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
“I was asleep when it happened. My mom had to wake me up. Apparently people blocks from my house literally felt the vibration of the explosion,” said Adams Desir, a neighbor.
We’re told the family who lives at the house evacuated before it happened because of flooding.MORE NEWS: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
Rahway Police said the explosion remains under investigation, but it appears flooding caused a gas leak that led to the blast.