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Middlesex County Authorities Investigate Propane Tank Explosion in Helmetta


Middlesex County officials are investigating an explosion that damaged several homes in Helmetta on Sunday.

According to a statement released by Helmetta’s Office of Emergency Management, at 3:02 a.m., the Helmetta Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a report of an explosion in the single-digit block of High Street.

OEM officials said the explosion and related fire were quickly brought under control by the responding firefighters and believed to be started by propane tanks on a trailer.

According to OEM officials, there were no injuries reported to any responders or residents, however, a few homes sustained damage from the explosion.