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2 Injured in House Explosion in Small NJ Town: Police

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    2 Injured in House Explosion in Small NJ Town: Police
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    Two people were injured Saturday when an explosion demolished a house in a small town in northwestern New Jersey, authorities said.

    The blast occurred just after 5 p.m. in the town of Phillipsburg, police said.

    The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. No fatalities have been reported.

    Phillipsburg Mayor Stephen Ellis told lehighvalleylive.com that one person was badly burned and flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital. The other individual sustained a minor injury, he said.

    The mayor said authorities detected an odor of gas around the site after the explosion.

    The town is located at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers on the border of Pennsylvania.