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Explosion Destroys Phillipsburg Home


A house explosion in Phillipsburg this afternoon sent two people to the hospital.

Officials were called to 74 Fillmore Street after a report of an explosion.

Although the incident remains under investigation, a gas odor was reported around the explosion site.

City officials confirmed this evening, that a person was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township after suffering burn injuries to more than 50 percent of his body. A second victim was transported to St. Luke's Hospital in Phillipsburg with minor injuries, officials added.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.

Photo: Cindy Jensen