By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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The explosion leveled the house on River Road and at least three other homes were damaged.

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“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.

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Rahway Police said the explosion remains under investigation, but it appears flooding caused a gas leak that led to the blast.

CBSNewYork Team